City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning for Change in Our Community: Economic Vitality

Wednesday February 13, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This second in a series of four discussions (held monthly and ending in April) centers on Economic Vitality, including opportunities to invest in the local economy and to build a strong sense of place in the community. Building on the public forums from last year, the 2013 forums will focus on planning for change in the community. A think tank of local stakeholders, including University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, and city commissioners, join City of Ann Arbor staff and the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts--past, present and future.

Speakers for this forum will include: Ingrid Ault, Executive Director, Think Local First; Mary Jo Callan, Director, Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development; Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO, Michigan Municipal League; Paul Krutko, President and CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK and Paul Saginaw, Founding Partner, Zingerman's Deli.

The presentations will discuss conditions that are changing in the community and past and potential actions to adapt to change. Each program will also include tips for individual actions that residents may take.