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E-M:/ NEW Land Use Luncheon series

An exciting new series of informal luncheons in Downtown Lansing, featuring guest speakers and open conversations on subjects relating to land use, will start January 4, 2008.  Taking place on the First Fridays of each month, from 12:00 to 1:00 at the Central United Methodist Church, corner of Ottawa and Capitol, the luncheons are directed toward Policy Makers, Advocates and the Interested Public.  A PDF flyer is attached.




First Friday Land Use Luncheons


For Policy Makers, Advocates and Interested Public
Light Buffet Lunch
Talk by an Expert Guest
Question & Answer


12:00 to 1:00, First Fridays, January to April
Central United Methodist Church, Capitol & Ottawa, Downtown Lansing
Sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council
Turning environmental concern into action


January 4:  Rep. Paul Opsommer (R-DeWitt)  “Urban Co-operation Bill:  Remedying Obstacles to Regionalism”


February 1:  Jeff Padden, President, Public Policy Associates  “Successful Strategies -- Revitalizing Michigan’s Central Cities”


March 7:  Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer  “The Ingham County Land Bank—A Tool for Re-building Cities”


April 4:  Dr. John Biernbaum, MSU Professor of Plant and Soil Science  “The Return to Locally Grown, Healthy Food”