2012 Michigan Municipal League Convention

  1. When it comes to the concepts of leading, learning and governing, public officials usually compare themselves with other U.S. cities and states. But our competition is truly Global. Through its 21c3 program, the League has shared the eight assets necessary to be successful communities in the 21st century. Mr. Anthony will expound upon those assets from a global view, and share additional techniques that local leaders need to have in their tool box to build world-class competitive communities.

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  2. Charles Marohn, known as "Chuck" to friends and colleagues, is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.

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  3. Josh McManus is Curator of Little Things Laboratories, an independent innovation laboratory that identifies and acts on pressing problems and emerging opportunities in mid-sized and post-industrial cities. Current projects include the D:hive, a place-based talent retention and attraction storefront in Detroit, Michigan, Haile’s Kitchen, a foundation innovation model in Cincinnati, Ohio. Josh also co-founded CreateHere, a watershed place-based talent retention and cultural change project in Chattanooga, Tennessee that sparked over 300 creative enterprises, stimulated over $4 million in real estate purchases, retained and attracted thousands of individuals to the city along with championing the world’s largest community visioning process with 26,263 surveys collected and is Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Ashoka in Washington, D.C.

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  4. The arts, culture and creative industries are a powerful asset in Michigan’s reinvention – creating vibrant places across our state that attract talent and business, contributing jobs and spending to our economy, strengthening Michigan’s tourism industry, and generating a creative “vibe” that fuels innovation, growth and promise for the future. Learn how you can put the arts and creativity to work in your community’s future, through the experiences of local arts leaders whose organizations engaged community partners and stakeholders in shaping visions and strategies for how the arts, culture and creative industries will define a “sense of place”, fuel economic growth, and transform community life.

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  5. Municipalities are designed to run efficiently by using standards and policies that eliminate unwanted variation. But those conventional “one-size-fits-all” structures and processes are being replaced by boundless new affiliations and connect-the-dots collaboration. So what happens when your best people aren’t your people at all? Let the innovation experts show you how to throw away your checklist, sync your strategies and practices, and create new solutions in new ways that will help your community grow.

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2012 Michigan Municipal League Convention

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From civic engagement and health care plans to an update on new illegal drug issues, the League's 2012 Annual Convention offered indepth educational opportunities for local officials and staff.

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