2021 By the Numbers: Record number of people attend training events, public hearings or meetings
January 19, 2022
When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, Michigan EGLE pivoted quickly to move the many in-person meetings, hearings and informational sessions to virtual online events. That transition has been a success, with the organization attracting thousands of Michiganders to learn about and provide input into environmental regulation in the state.
With a full slate of online meetings last year, EGLE shattered its record for attendees, reaching more than 33,000 people through virtual sessions.
In 2021, EGLE hosted 138 external training events with 33,302 attendees -- a record number. Events included the MI Environmental Justice Conference and the Great Lakes PFAS Summit. The department also hosted and moderated 74 public meetings and hearings with 2,848 attendees.
All of EGLE's public meeting recordings are available via its YouTube channel.