Rescheduled Mackinac Policy Conference officially cancelled due to coronavirus
DETROIT Michigans biggest political event of the year, the Mackinac Policy Conference, is officially cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. The Detroit Regional Chamber announced Tuesday it will not convene groups of 50 or more people for the rest of 2020. Earlier this year, the Chamber rescheduled to annual conference for August, but it has not been fully cancelled. It draws the biggest political and business leaders in the state. Just like everybody else, we will find new ways to execute our traditional role, the Chamber said in an email.
LIVE STREAM: Duggan, Mays, Vitti, Schlissel speak on future of education in Detroit
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan's biggest annual political event, the Mackinac Policy Conference, kicked off on the island on May 30, 2018. On Thursday, May 31, Detroit and Michigan education leaders will speak on a panel about Detroit's education, titled "Detroit's New Era of Collaboration on Education." It's scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Speaking on the panel:Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of DetroitSonya Mays, President and CEO, Develop Detroit Inc.; Treasurer, Board of Education, Detroit Public Schools Community DistrictMark Schlissel, President, University of MichiganNikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community DistrictHere's the full streaming agenda for the 2018 conference. Watch the Detroit education panel from Mackinac below:
One-on-one with Gov. Snyder at Mackinac Policy Conference
Rick Snyder sat down for a one-on-one interview with Local 4's Devin Scillian on Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference. Devin asked him several questions on the most talked about issues in the state including the Detroit Public Schools bailout plan and the Flint Water Crisis. On the Flint Water Crisis:I think people have skipped over important pieces that have taken place. Snyder said the real financial support for Flint is coming soon, but he wants to highlight the state's relief efforts already underway "in the interim." On the Detroit Public Schools bailout:We're working through the difference, with the DEC probably being the most contentious issue.