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Join us where it all began 40 years ago!  We will have a special ceremony at the Sawyer Homestead in Monroe, MI, 320 East Front Street, to celebrate the MDA's 40th Anniversary.

The event is free to attend for all downtown managers or stakeholders and will be followed by a networking event held at the Bak Bar in downtown Northville. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available at the networking event.  The Bak Bar is located at 157 E. Main Street.  The networking event is a wonderful opportunity to meet others in the field and have casual conversations, laughs, and great food.

Both events are open to all downtown managers and stakeholders.  



 

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2/6/20203:00pm to 8:00pm


MDA Lansing Day
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Registration 10:30am
Michigan Municipal League Building
208 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

The MDA’s annual Lansing Day is an opportunity for members to meet their state legislators and share the MDA’s current legislative concerns. Personally talking to your legislators helps to make the representatives more effective advocates for their communities at the state level. MDA member participation in Lansing Day is critical. With new legislators now in office, this is an especially important time for you to connect and for the MDA to be visible!  

Last year, 35 legislators joined us for lunch and the conversations were amazing!  After, MDA members went in groups of 3 to visit individual representatives in his/her office for a more intimate conversation.  Connecting and forging strong relationships with your representatives is extremely important for the future of your downtown.

Registration for Lansing Day includes lunch.

The MDA Spring Workshop follows the annual Lansing Day and takes place on Thursday, March 12 in downtown Lansing at Cooley Law School Stadium's 'The View'.  Registration for both Lansing Day and Spring Workshop may be combined for a discounted amount.  You will be able to register for both as you proceed through the online registration.

Spring Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Cooley Law School Stadium
The View
8:30am- 3:30pm
505 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912

Downtown Management Never Ends:  Sustaining Success With a Professional Management Strategy

Registration for the Spring Workshop includes a Continental Breakfast and lunch on site.

A variety of sessions will be offered throughout the day including:

Why We Still Need Downtown Management
Budgeting to Impress
Lessons Learned From Year One of PA 57
Communication, Communication, Communication
Query Your Peers

MDA members and guests may reserve rooms at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center for a special rate of $130.00 plus tax until February 11, 2020.  Please call 800-875-5090 and refer to the Group Code: 2003MICHUY or Block Name: Michigan Downtown Assn Room Block.  Reservations can also be made by visiting www.kelloggcenter.com and clicking on the “Reservations” link and applying the Group Code: 2003MICHUY

Join us for our networking event on Wednesday, March 11, 5:00 -8:00 pm in downtown East Lansing.  Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
 

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3/11/2020
-3/12/2020
10:30am to 4:00pm


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