Governor Rick Snyder Talks to Media About New Michigan Municipal League Book "Economics of Place: The Value of Building Place Around People"
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder told members of the Michigan Municipal League that "we're all in this together and we'll win together". Snyder addressed more than 500 League members during Convention activities Thursday that also included a press conference to unveil the League's new book "The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People," available at economicsofplace.com and on Amazon.com. Read a blog post about the governor's talk here: www.mml.org/events/blog/post/Governor-Snyder-at-League-Co... theme of this year's Convention is platemaking the and League's Center for 21st Century Communities initiative: www.mml.org/resources/21c3/about.html. Key presenters Thursday prior to the governor's talk were Peter Allen, president of Peter Allen & Associates, who discussed the importance of economic development in platemaking; Sadicka White, president of Sadicka & Associates, who talked about how physical design and walkability impacts platemaking; Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, founder and CEO of the Sirolli Institute; and Helen Davis Johnson, co-president of CreateHere. Also speaking Thursday were Paul Hillegonds, senior vice president at DTE Energy and former speaker of the House; Capt. Mark Adamshick, US Navy and chair for the study of officership; Mark Nickita, urban designer; Paul Galdes of Fleis & VandenBriink; Jack Wheatley, of Rowe Professional Services; Peter Auger, city manager of Auburn Hills; Ron Mark, city manager of Reed City; William Costick of Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment Inc.; James Houk of Bird Houk; Steve Brock, city manager of Farmington Hills and president of MLGMA; Joe Borgstroom of MSHDA; League President Carol Shafto; and League staff members Sean Mann, Samantha Harkins, Jascon Mancini, Summer Minnick, Andy Schor and Arnold Weinfeld. For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org. For details about Convention go to www.tour.mml.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mmleague and on Twitter at @mmleague.