2019 Michigan Sustainability Conference - Lansing

The 2019 Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) was held in partnership with Michigan Green Communities November 20-21, 2019, in Lansing, where attendees came to learn from, collaborate, and enable success with communities that drive meaningful change.

Presentations will be posted by Mid-December.


This event qualified for up to 8 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers.



Advancing Sustainability Panel -
Angela Henderson, Head of Supplier Diversity, Ford Motor Company; Mary Draves, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, The Dow Chemical Company

Engaging Employees through Sustainability - Scott Beckerman,  Senior VP and Director of Corporate Sustainability, Comerica Bank

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) trends and expectations - Sharon Basel, Senior Sustainability Manager, General Motors

Metrics Driven Impact: Building a Regenerative, Triple Bottom Line Businesses – Local First
Alice Jasper, Sustainable Business Program Manager, Local First


Climate and Health Impacts - Aaron Ferguson, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Missy Stults, City of Ann Arbor

Community Energy Planning in Hard to Reach Populations - Julie Staveland, Lisa Thomas, and Jacob Wilkinson, Michigan Energy Office

Panel: Sustainable Planning, from small to big communities – Joel Howrani Heeres and Scott Benson, Detroit Allison Waske-Sutter, Grand Rapids; John Sarver, Meridian Township

Panel: Current Recycling Market
Kerrin O'Brien, Michigan Recycling Coalition;  Kari Bliss, PADNOS; Eliza Seltzer RRS


Benefits of Alternative Fuels – Jim Hineson, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Panel: Charging Station and Funding Opportunities - Bethany Tabor, PowerMIDrive Consumers Energy; Brett Steudle, DTE Energy, Tim Slusser, NextEnergy

Clean Fleets Panel - David Hoover, Director of Outbound Logistic, Mejier; Maureen Marshall, Midwest Regional Director, Calstart

Panel: Transit Buses - Patrick Dean, DEAN Transportation; Brian Pouget, The Rapid

Panel: Vehicle Replacement and Funding Opportunities – Frank Acevedo, U.S. EPA;
Steve Meppelink, Hamilton Schools