March 16, 2021 10:00 AM • Virtual - Zoom Meeting
April 20, 2021 10:00 AM • Virtual - Zoom Meeting

    • March 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Meeting
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    Placemaking is a buzzword that’s really catching on in Michigan. But what does it really mean? Richard Murphy from the Michigan Municipal League will talk to us about what Placemaking is and share examples of ways Michigan communities are turning public spaces into places people want to be!

    Facilitated by Richard Murphy, Michigan Municipal League





    • April 13, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • April 14, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual


    The Michigan Small Town & Rural Development Conference has gone virtual in 2021 and will be held April 13th - 14th! We will begin Tuesday afternoon with Keynote Speaker Whitney Kimball Coe! The day will continue breakout sessions, the annual Pitch Competition, as well as a special networking event. The conference continues on Wednesday with additional breakout sessions and the announcement of the winner of the pitch competition. 

    The conference is geared toward those working in and on behalf of small or rural communities in Michigan and is hosted by the Rural Partners of Michigan.

    We hope to see you there!


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    • April 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Meeting
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    Community economic development is intuitively linked with our environment in many ways but often can be an afterthought. Join us for our CED101 webinar on climate equity to learn about how Eastside Community Network is using green initiatives to advance equity in Detroit.

    Presenter: Richard Ackerman, Director of Climate Equity at Eastside Community Network.







    • May 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Meeting
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    Community planning or urban planning is often thought of as the bones on which community economic development is built. Community planning impacts our day-to-day lives as citizens and the work we do as practitioners. Join us as we explore the intersection of community planning and community economic development work.

    Facilitated by Andrea Brown, Michigan Association of Planning

    Sponsored by:







    • June 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Webinar
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    Financial capabilities, financial stability, financial education… The financial empowerment world is an alphabet soup of terms! CEDAM’s Brian Rakovitis will unpack what financial empowerment means and share examples of ways that Michigan communities are implementing best practices to raise the bar in their communities.

    Facilitated by Brian Rakovitis, CEDAM

    Sponsored by:



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