Michigan Municipal League's Dan Gilmartin was the moderator of a panel of experts talking about the role downtown's and Michigan's cities will play in the state's future. The discussion, called "The Role of Central Cities in Revitalizing Michigan" took place Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at the Lansing Center in Lansing. The panel discussion occurred during the Michigan Society of Association Executives annual Legislative Conference. Those on the panel were Lou Glazer, president of Michigan Future Inc.; David Egner, director of the New Economy Initiative and President/CEO of the Hudson Webber Foundations; Gary Heidel, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority; Kirk Lewis, group executive for Corporate & Civic Affairs for the City of Detroit; and Susan Mosey, director of the Woodward Corridor Initiative and President of the University Cultural Association. The speaker prior to the panel discussion was Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who talked about Reinventing Michigan. For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org.