|Time:||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Location:||MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing, MI|
This briefing will provide a special opportunity to learn about and discuss the stateís energy outlook from the leadership perspective of Ms. Valerie Brader, Deputy Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Strategic Policy, Office of the Governor. Ms. Brader will share her teamís vision for, and role in, helping to move Michigan forward in its economic turnaround; as well as insights related to the upcoming Governor's Special Message on Energy and the Environment.
1:15 p.m. Sign-In*
1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions: Karen Aldridge-Eason, Foundation Liaison, Office of the Governor and Sam Passmore, C.S. Mott Foundation; Co-Chair, Michigan Funders for Sustainable Regions
Valerie Brader, Deputy Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Strategic Policy, Office of the Governor
Ms. Brader will share her expert insights and fresh perspective regarding Michiganís energy outlook, including needs, challenges, and opportunities as the state works to move toward an economic turnaround. In this leadership role with the Governorís Office, Ms. Brader works closely with various agencies and groups, including the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Energy Office, business development and entrepreneur service groups, among others, to make energy policy recommendations for the state.
This important role includes helping to inform direction of the Governorís Special Message on Energy and the Environment scheduled for this Fall of 2012. Following a brief presentation by Ms. Brader, significant time will be provided for open discussion and Q&A. Discussion will include how the efforts her team is involved with fit within the broader state policy and practice landscape; as well as intersections with - and opportunities for - building on the work and interests of others, including the foundation community.
2:30 p.m. Final discussion and closing comments
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
* Note: If interested (optional), foundation representatives attending this Energy Outlook briefing are welcome to join the Michigan Funders for Sustainable Regions, an informal coalition coordinated by CMF, for an informal lunch at 12:30 p.m. prior to the briefing.
There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Please select the lunch during the registration process.
This is a foundation-only event and is open to CMF Members and Non-Members of Foundations involved in varing aspects of the wide range of cross-cutting interests across economy, equity and environmental issues.
Please contact Sue Cuddington via email or by phone at 616-850-2123.