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May 18, 2015




Monday, May 18


8:30 am 

Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00 am 

Welcome Remarks

Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, Governing


9:05 am 

Opening Keynote: Michigan’s “River of Opportunity”: A Focus on People Not Programs

Moderator: Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, Governing
The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan


9:45 am 

Shaping the Future: Livable Communities: Creating Great Cities in Michigan 

Rebecca Ryan, Owner, Next Generation Consulting & Resident Futurist, Alliance for Innovation 


10:30 am  



11:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:  Livable Communities

Financing Infrastructure
Jeffrey Jenks, Commissioner, City of Huntington Woods, Michigan
Brian T. Pallasch, CAE, Managing Director, Infrastructure Initiatives, ASCE
Kirk T. Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
The Honorable Nathan Triplett, Mayor, East Lansing, Michigan

Healthy Populations
Tim Becker, CPA, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Community Health, State of Michigan
Kathy Dalton, MPA, Ph.D., Senior Engagement Manager, Enterprise Services, Unisys
Kathy Forzley, RS, MPA, Health Officer/Manager, Oakland County Health Division, Oakland County, Michigan

Safe & Resilient Communities

Captain Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Michigan State Police
David M. Rahinsky, Chief of Police, City of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Engaging the New Citizen: Community and Social Media-Based Approaches
Mike Brownfield, Deputy Director of Strategy, Office of Governor Snyder, State of Michigan
Garlin Gilchrist II, Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement, City of Detroit, Michigan


12:00 pm 



12:45 pm  

Luncheon Keynote

Moderator: Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, Governing

Peter Hutchinson, Management Consulting Strategy Lead, State, Provincial and Local Government Health and Public Service, Accenture


1:30 pm 


Moderator: Mark Funkhouser, Ph.D., Publisher, Governing
Scott C. Syphax, President and CEO of Nehemiah Corporation of America


2:15 pm 



2:45 pm 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:  Reinventing Michigan

Financing the Future
Jane L. Campbell, Director of Washington office for Advocacy, National Development Council and former Mayor, City of Cleveland, Ohio
Mike Finney, Senior Advisor for Economic Growth, Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Office

Data Ready: What Every Government Employee Needs to Know
Erica Raleigh, Director, Data Driven Detroit (D3)
Zak Tomich, Director, Enterprise Information Management, Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

Education: Newborn to Lifelong Learner
Steve Arwood, Director of Talent and Economic Development & CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Karen McPhee, Senior Advisor for Education, Office of Governor Snyder, State of Michigan
Scott Menzel, Superintendent, Washtenaw Intermediate School District
Leslie Wilson, Founder and CEO, One-to-One Institute

From Diagnosis to Outcomes:  Operationalizing the Human Service Value Curve
Gordon Nasta, Managing Director, H&PS, Accenture


3:45 pm 

Closing Keynote: Inspiring A Shared Vision - Leading A Winning Team


4:30 pm  

Closing Remarks

Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, Governing


4:35 pm