In less than a month hundreds of local officials will take part in the Michigan Municipal League’s annual convention on Mackinac Island. This is the premiere placemaking event in Michigan and you should “stop what you’re doing” and attend this convention. League staff have put together a tremendous agenda that will give you information from the day-to-day operations of being a municipal official to the high value targets of innovative placemaking strategies.
I’m very excited that Jeff DeGraff, the “Dean of Innovation”, is a keynote speaker at the convention. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to Jeff speak on a few occasions and his approach to innovation, competing values and the principle of “See One, Do One, Teach One” have inspired many to become more innovative and “take multiple shots on goal”.
As Jeff states in the video below “until you make room for something new, there will be no opportunity to do something”. So again, I say stop what you’re doing and take the opportunity to be a part of the League’s convention in October.