2016 Council of Michigan Foundations Conference

Date: September 18, 2016 - August 20, 2016
Location: Ann Arbor Marriott, Ypsilanti, MI

Mark Wyckoff, LPI’s senior associate director and director of the Planning & Zoning Center at MSU will speak at the Council of Michigan Foundations 44th Annual Conference, which takes place Sept. 18-20, 2016, at the Ann Arbor Marriott in Ypsilanti. With a focus on “Think Boldly. Act Urgently.,” this event will offer dynamic programming, thought-provoking speakers and a chance to network with peers at the largest statewide philanthropic conference in the nation. This year, the conference features more than 35 breakout sessions focusing on urgent issues and bold actions, along with a return of Big Thoughts, Quick Talks to enable engagement with experts in a casual setting.

On Monday, Sept. 19, Wyckoff will present the session on Uniting Rural and Economic Development from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This session will explore the issues created from separating economic development into rural and urban components. A separation of the two runs the risk of resulting in missed opportunities for greater impact from strategic leveraging and cooperation. Wyckoff will review the issues from a variety of public, private and nonprofit angles and provide perspectives from the governor’s regional prosperity initiative. Participants will gain a closer look at where the initiative stands, and what can be accomplished in Michigan. 

For a complete itinerary and list of speakers, visit: Council of Michigan Foundations Conference.