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Grand Haven

Lakeshore Sustainability Forum Panel

Lakeshore Sustainability Forum is hosting a discussion on the need for and implementation of a community sustainability plan in the Tri-Cities area, Grand Haven, Ferrysburg, and Spring Lake. RSVP Here: https://wmsbf.org/blog/wmsbf_events/lakeshore-community-sustainability-panel/

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Lakeshore Sustainability Forum Panel
Lakeshore Sustainability Forum Panel

Time & Location

Oct 20, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Grand Haven, 421 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417, USA

About the event

Lakeshore Sustainability Forum is hosting a discussion on the need for and implementation of a community sustainability plan in the Tri-Cities area, Grand Haven, Ferrysburg, and Spring Lake.

A community sustainability plan is a tool that is collaboratively developed in the community to fully involve and engage the socio-economic life of the community, and the natural system upon which the community depends. Join us for a panel discussion with local businesspeople, politicians, and city representatives to address the need for a community sustainability plan in the region, models of how similar plans have worked in other cities, and discussion of how it could be put into place in the Tri Cities area.

The community panel will be comprised of Pat McGinnis, Norman Christopher, Andrea Hendrick, and Michael Westbrook. Pat McGinnis has served as the Grand Haven City Manager since 2003 and supports local sustainability efforts within the area.  Norman Christopher has worked around the state of Michigan for over 20 years developing and implementing sustainability best practices and integrated community plan and has served as an advisor and board member for several local businesses and non-profit organizations. Andrea Hendrick is a passionate local planning professional and candidate for the GH Board of Light and Power and organizer of Grand Haven Energy community group.  Michael Westbrook is the Director of Environmental Corporate Compliance for Shape Corporation and an expert in environmental management systems in local business.

The Lakeshore Sustainability Forum provides professionals and stakeholders in Muskegon and northern Ottawa County a space to learn about sustainability and sustainable business issues, access resources, and highlight the potential for sustainability as an economic driver and defining feature of the Lakeshore. The Lakeshore Sustainability Forum is sponsored by Community Foundation of Muskegon County and the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

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