Oct. 11, 2017
Local government officials who attended the inaugural Local Finance Summit on Friday, Oct. 6, now have a better understanding about resources available to create fiscally resilient communities, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).
More than 240 individuals holding positions ranging from police chiefs to city managers attended the summit to learn about the fiscal resources and support available to communities throughout Michigan. Attendees learned about blight remediation, community redevelopment, property assessments, local budgets, legislative affairs and social media, among other topics, from state departments and partner organizations.
“Proactively reaching out to our local officials to inform and educate them about financial resources helps create thriving and resilient communities,” said Deputy State Treasurer Dr. Eric Scorsone, head of Treasury’s State and Local Finance Group. “I am pleased with the attendance of this year’s inaugural summit and look forward to next year.”
Special keynote and breakout sessions held during the summit included:
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