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Meet & Greet with State Department & Agency Leaders

Event Details


Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024
10:30 am - 3:15 pm EDT


Constitution Hall, Lansing, MI


This event is free for CMF members.


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About the Event

Join the Green and Blue Network for an in-person day in Lansing. In this event, hosted by the Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) and CMF, you will have the chance to meet and learn from leaders of various Michigan departments and agencies about issues they're grappling with and ideas on where philanthropy can be helpful. This event will feature the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), the Office of Environmental Justice and the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office, among others. Come and join us for this interactive session and explore opportunities for collaboration! 

Lunch will be provided. We thank the Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison for sponsoring.


  • Amiee Evans, Chief of Staff, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Zach Kolodin, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Office of the Governor
  • Ryan Laruwe, Executive Director, Michigan Infrastructure Council
  • Jessica Randall, Infrastructure and Data Director, Michigan High-Speed Internet Office
  • Tim Boring, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Kristin Phillips, Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Natural Resources
  • Phillip Roos, Director, Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Additional speakers to be confirmed. 


  • 10:30 a.m. Registration open, informal networking
  • 11:00 a.m. Agency Panel with Opening by Environmental Justice Public Advocate Office  
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch and conversations with State agency and Office leaders
  • 1:00 p.m.  Director Panel with Opening by Office of Climate and Energy
  • 2:30 p.m.  CMF member conversations and next steps
  • 3:15 p.m.  Adjourn

Agenda may be subject to change

Health and Safety

CMF continues to prioritize the well-being of members, staff, partners and communities. The following measures are our in-person event health and safety procedures:

  • We recommend attendees test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to this gathering.
  • Any attendee who is feeling unwell, who has tested positive for an illness in the 10 days prior to the event or who is showing symptoms and awaiting test results is asked not to attend.
  • If you are not able to attend due to illness, please contact Regina Cardenas at
  • All attendees will be invited to wear one of three color-coded lanyards to indicate to other attendees their personal comfort with in-person interaction: red (greet from six feet), yellow (elbows only), green (high-fives permitted).

For more details regarding our health procedures, please click here.

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