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Leadership Summit leads to call for action!

by Harry Burkholder
Monday, April 29, 2013

Just over 100 people participated in Resilient Monroe’s Leadership Summit this past Friday.

The Leadership Summit featured presentations from some of Michigan’s leading experts on the challenges facing the Monroe Community and the tools available to build resilience. Among the experts on hand, State Climatologist Dr. Jeff Andresen provided an overview about what is known about the changing climate and the anticipated impacts on Michigan’s infrastructure, agriculture, natural resources, human ecology and economy. In addition, Laura Rubin, Executive Director of the Huron River Watershed provided an overview of how Michigan Communities can adapt to changing weather conditions through improvements to the local ecosystem such as tree planting, wetland expansions and storm-water retention.

At the end of the Summit, participants are asked to join one of six Community Action Teams. The Community Action Teams (CAT) will help guide future planning discussions and help establish goals and recommendations for the master plan.

Project Service Providers:LIAACommunity Foundation of Monroe CountyMichigan Municipal LeagueMichigan Townships AssociationMichigan Association of PlanningUniversity of Michigan