Neighborhood Associations of Michigan 2017 Annual Conference
"NAVIGATING YOUR COMMUNITY'S FUTURE: THE POWER OF YOU"

Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
5353 Gateway Centre

Flint, MI 48507

Conference Registration: $99

 

Agenda

Keynote & Plenary Speaker
Shamayim ‘Mama Shu’ Harris is a mother, a community activist, a former school administrator, and the founder and CEO of Avalon Village in Highland Park. Her dream of building this urban oasis arose after the tragic loss of her son, Jakobi RA, choosing to honor his memory by transforming blight to beauty and creating something wonderful for the people of Highland Park. Assembling a team of engineers, futurists, artists, urban farmers, volunteers and donors from around the world Avalon Village was developed — a sustainable ecovillage on Avalon Street between Woodward and Second.
   
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
09:00am - 02:00pm
Conference Registration
09:00am - 09:30am
Continental Breakfast
09:30am - 09:45am
Welcome & Conference Overview
09:45am - 11:45am
Plenary Session A: "Transforming Blight from an Urban Oasis: The Power of You"
Shamayim Harris, founder of Avalon Village in Highland Park, MI
12:00pm - 01:00pm
Lunch
01:15pm - 02:45pm
Plenary Session B: "Protecting Kids and Improving Neighborhoods: Lessons Learned from Michigan's Lead Poisoning Crisis"
Paul Haan, Executive Director of Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
03:00pm - 05:30pm
Flint Tour
06:00pm - 07:00pm
NAM Annual Board Meeting
07:00pm - 08:30pm
Dinner
08:30pm - 11:00pm
Afterglow
   
  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
09:00am - 10:00am
Conference Registration
09:00am - 09:30am
Continental Breakfast
09:30am - 10:45am
Plenary Session C: "Financial Literacy"
Kimberly Bishop, Associate State Director for AARP - Michigan
10:15am - 11:00am
Plenary Session D: "Opioid Epidemic and Current Drugs Impact on Communities"
Chief Joseph Thomas, DEA Agent-in-Charge - Flint office; Dr. Brandy Shattuck, Deputy Medical Examiner - Flint
11:00am - 11:45am
Plenary Session E: "Police-Community Encounters: Creating Safe Interaction"
Officers Terry Lewis and Nickory Edwards, Flint Police Department
12:00pm - 02:30pm
Lunch
  Best Practices: "The Neighborhood Inventory Project"
Kevin Schronce, Flint, MI
  NAM Awards Presentations
  Election Results
   
   

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
Download the 2017 Conference Registration Form HERE

LODGING INFORMATION
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
5353 Gateway Centre
Flint, MI 48507
810.232.5300
Hotel Rate: $75/evening plus applicable taxes
Reservation Deadline: September 8th
Holiday Inn - 2017 NAM Reservation link

*When calling to make reservations, please state date of arrival and refer to Group Block Code "NAM"

 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS CAN BE ACQUIRED HERE
   
   
   
2017 CONFERENCE PARTNERS

Comerica Bank
Michigan State University: Michigan Regional Community Policing Institute
Michigan State University: School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University: University Outreach

2017 CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS

Chemical Bank (Benton Harbor)
Horizon Bank (Benton Harbor)
Lake Michigan Credit Union (Grand Rapids)

   
 
PAST CONFERENCE AGENDAS

2015 - 29th Annual Conference
2014 - 28th Annual Conference
2012 - 25th Annual Conference
2009 - 23rd Annual Conference
2008 - 22nd Annual Conference
2007 - 21st Annual Conference

   
   
   
Contact Dr. Maxie Jackson via email at namich@msu.edu
or by phone at 517.482.5761
for more information