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June 6-7, 2011
The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI
Presented by the Michigan Department of Community Health

The fifth Designing Healthy Livable Communities Conference will feature national and Michigan experts to address how the Power of Partnerships can enhance the collaborative efforts of communities and policy makers to create and maintain healthy Michigan communities.

On the afternoon of June 6th, there will be three pre-conference trainings:  Community Visioning, Complete Streets and Food Policy Councils.

On June 7th, two nationally renowned keynote speakers will present: Majora Carter, Eco-Entrepreneur and President of The Majora Carter Group will open the conference with the keynote presentation, “You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One.” Tyler Norris, a long time social entrepreneur whose passion is improving the health of people and the sustained vitality of built and natural environments, will provide the second keynote.  A choice of six workshops and two concurrent plenary sessions will also be featured.

To register, go to:

For additional information on sponsorship and exhibits, contact the Conference Coordinator, Diane Drago at [email protected] or 517-663-5147.

In response to the successful passage of Michigan’s Complete Streets legislation, and increasing demand from interested communities and organizations, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Michigan (HKHM) Coalition, Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), and Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA) partnered to develop the Complete Streets Institute.

The Complete Streets Institute is a comprehensive and standardized 5‐module training program designed to increase awareness of complete streets principles, support local advocacy efforts, and provide practical, realistic instructions and techniques to help communities create, adopt, and implement Complete Streets policies and projects. The 5‐module Complete Streets Institute training curriculum was designed to cover all aspects Complete Streets, from introduction of the concept (Module 1) to design applications in your community (Module 5). You pick the modules YOUR community needs to move ahead with success. See the PDF below for more details.

We’re excited to welcome Holly Madill, the new Project Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Community Health’s own Michigan Complete Streets program. This program aims to implement state and local Complete Streets policies to increase access to opportunities for physical activity in communities. MDCH is currently working with eight communities to implement Complete Streets policies.

Holly holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. Prior to coordinating the Complete Streets program, Holly provided consulting services, specializing in grant and project management, to nonprofits, private foundations, universities, and local units of government.

Good luck, Holly!

Holly Madill
Complete Streets Project Coordinator
(517) 335-8372
[email protected]

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