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MT = Mobile Tour

$ = Extra fee

Wed. Sept. 19, 2018

2:00 – 7:00 pm Early Arrival Registration
7:30 – 10:00 pm Pre-Conference Meet & Greet Mixer

 

Thurs. Sept. 20, 2018

8:00 am – 6:30 pm Registration
8:00 – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00 – 10:30 am Opening General Session:
Empowering Communities to Set Their Own Destinies
10:00 am – 3:30 pm Michigan Green Communities Awards Lunch and Workshop
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10:30 – 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm General Session:
Townhall Live! Bridging the Gap Between Local and State Government
11:00 am – 1:30 pm FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 1:
Understanding the Planning and Zoning Context
12:00 – 2:00 pm Thursday Lunch Options:

  • FULL 12:00 – 1:45 pm: Principles to Establish Traditional Neighborhoods in Cities and Suburbs
  • 12:15 – 1:45 pm: Lunch – Grab and Go
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: League Board of Trustees Meeting
1:45 – 3:15 pm HR up in Smoke:
The Intersection between Marijuana Legalization and Employment Law
1:45 – 4:15 pm FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 2:
Planning for the Future of Your Community
2:00 – 3:15 pm
  • Amazon: Michigan’s Wake Up Call or the Beginning of the End?
  • Complete Streets + Green Infrastructure = Vital Streets!
  • Domicology: Re-Imagining the Built Environment
  • Hit Them with Your Best Shot: Attracting Businesses and Developers
  • Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act: Back to the Basics
  • RFPs: Finding the Perfect Fit
2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • FULL – MT All Around Downtown, Uptown, Eastown Print
  • MT  Envision Ada – Transforming a Suburban Strip Commercial Center into an Integral Part of an Historic Village
  • FULL – MT  –  New Urbanism in Practice
  • MT  Viva la Avenida: Planning for a Cultural Corridor
  • Unleash the Power of Small-Scale Manufacturing
3:30 – 4:45 pm
  • Creating Sustainable Retail Districts
  • Look What You Can Do With GIS!
  • Michigan Municipal League’s Community Excellence Award Presentations
4:30 – 5:30 pm FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 3:
Implementing the Plan with Zoning
5:30 – 8:30 pm Meet Us at the Market:
Urban Metro Mayors and Managers invite you to the Host City Reception
7:00 – 8:30 pm PlanningMI Trivia Extravaganza

 

Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
7:30 – 8:45 am FULL Tactical Innovation for Small and Rural Towns
7:45 – 8:45 am
  • Michigan Association of Mayors Annual Meeting / Breakfast
  • Michigan Women in Municipal Government Meeting / Breakfast
  • Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Meeting / Breakfast
8:00 – 3:45 pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 – 10:00 am FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 3:
Implementing the Plan with Zoning – Part 2
9:00 – 10:15 am
  • Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and the Blue Economy
  • Leading Change vs Managing Change
  • Ten Ways a Zoning Ordinance Discourages Quality Development, Part Two
  • What Matters in Michigan
9:00 – 10:30 am Mobility, the Community Conversation
9:00 am – Noon
  • FULL  MT  Explore: ArtPrize10
  • FULL  MT  From Grand Rapids’ Downtown to Your Town: Idea Tour for Building Reuse
  • MT  Vital Streets in Action Bike Tour
  • MT  The Modern Orchard
  • CNU Rules for Great Places: The Project for Code Reform
  • Fostering an Inclusive Community Environment, hosted by MBC-LEO
  • Game of Floods
10:15 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:15 – Noon FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 4:
Making Zoning Decisions
10:45 am – Noon
  • Help! Can We Really Afford What We Want to Build?
  • Master Planning:  The Critical Role of Elected Leaders and the Planning Commission
  • Perceptions of Planning: Insights from Local Leaders
  • Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Office Hours
  • Social Media Pitfalls and Upsides for Communities
  • We Need More Parking! (But do we really?)
Noon – 1:45 pm Keynote Luncheon:
The New Localism: Utilizing Public, Private, and Civic Partnerships to Become a Change Engine
2:00 – 2:45 pm FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 4:
Making Zoning Decisions – Part 2
2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • MT  Frederik Meijer Gardens
  • MT  Terra Square and the Seeds of a New Downtown
  • MT  Under, Over, and All Around
  • Site Plan Review
2:15 – 3:30 pm
  • Improving the Tone and Quality of our Civic Discourse
  • From Bills to the Ballot Box – Legislative Insights from the League’s Lobbying Team
  • New Localism Follow Up
  • Smart, Accessible, Connected
  • The Keys to Putting Ethics into Action
2:15 – 3:45 pm
  • Planners and City Managers
  • The Power of the Wind: A Michigan Story
3:00 – 5:30 pm FULL MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 5:
Innovative Planning and Zoning
3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • FULL  MT  Bridge Street Brews Mobile Tour
3:45 – 5:00 pm
  • Michigan Municipal League Annual Business Meeting
    3:30 pm: Delegate Check-In, 4:15 pm: Business Meeting
  • The Sky’s the Limit: Big Data, Drones, and the Internet of Things
  • Trail Towns
5:00 – 6:00 pm Elected Officials Academy Board Meeting
MML New Members and First Timers Meet-Up
5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Planning Excellence Awards Banquet
6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Michigan Municipal League Foundation Reception, The B.O.B., Eve

 

Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

8:30 – 10:30 am Registration
9:00 – 10:15 am
  • Approaches to Resilience in Michigan: A New Way Forward
  • Elected Officials Academy 101
  • It’s Budget Time. Do you Know Where Your Revenue Is?
  • Short Term Rentals: Trends, Impacts & Options
9:00 am – Noon
  • MT  Farmers Markets and Food Halls as Catalysts for Business and Real Estate Development
  • MT  Restoring the Rapids: A Tour of Grand River Restoration Efforts
  • MSU Extension Citizen Planner Session 6: Successfully Fulfilling Your Role
10:30 am – Noon Closing General Session:
Civic Engagement Strategy: Inclusivity for the Win
Noon Adjourn