Kevyn Orr to speak at Mackinac Policy Conference

Emergency manager to discuss a Detroit beyond bankruptcy


The Detroit Regional Chamber announced Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will speak at the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference.

Orr will discuss the progress since his appointment in March 2013 and what is needed to position the city for success moving forward.

"Detroit's emergence from bankruptcy is critically important to Michigan's future," said Plunkett Cooney President and CEO Henry B. Cooney, chair of the 2014 Conference. "Kevyn Orr's perspective on how to put Detroit on a sustainable path must be central to this statewide discussion about Michigan's global competitiveness."

Just months before his expected departure this fall, Orr will give insight into the short and long-term vision for Detroit's sustained growth, as well as the blueprint it provides for municipalities around the nation facing similar challenges.

Orr is part of a speaker lineup that includes: Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO, Gallup Inc.; author, "The Coming Jobs War;" Mike Duggan, mayor, city of Detroit; Malcolm Gladwell, author, "David and Goliath;" Joel Klein, CEO, Educational Division, News Corporation; former chancellor, New York City Department of Education; and Rick Snyder, governor, state of Michigan.