Local legislators to discuss regional opportunities at 13th Tri-County Summit

Legislators from Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties will be meeting at the Tri-County Summit on November 12 at the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores to discuss current issues facing the region, future solutions and opportunities for collaboration. The event is a partnership between Michigan’s three largest counties. A livestream of the summit will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program of speakers starting at 9:30 a.m.

“We are pleased to partner with our Macomb and Oakland legislative colleagues to host the Summit,” said Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell. “The Summit serves as a very important regional dialogue that identifies key priorities that impact each county both individually and collectively. We have dynamic speakers and panelists who are participating in the Summit. And we salute our private sector partners who have sponsored the event.”

“I look forward to participating in this renewed intergovernmental effort to explore new ideas that include public/private partnerships to invest in infrastructure for the Tri-County area,” said Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chair Don Brown.

“With the historic adoption of America's bipartisan infrastructure deal, we have an opportunity to transform transportation, protect our water, improve access and affordability to high-speed internet, and build our competitive edge in the world's economy,” said Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chair David T. Woodward. “This summit is the next best chance for our region to come together, plan together, and accomplish great things together.”

The event will feature six sessions, including presentations and panel conversations, covering different areas of infrastructure, the environment, business and mobility. Distinguished guests from all levels of government and local media hosts will also speak and/or moderate the sessions. For a livestream of the event, visit https://vimeo.com/643571942/a0b49f25f4. To view the program, visit bit.ly/TriCountyAgenda21.

The Tri-County Summit was first hosted in 1998 to create a forum to identify common issues for cooperative action. Previous topics have included mental health, criminal justice, transportation/transit, economic development and regional quality of life. Specific issues that have been addressed together include home foreclosures, green infrastructure improvement, reports on the region’s economic outlook and the “Silver Tsunami.” This is the 13th time the summit has taken place.

For additional information about the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, visit www.oakgov.com/boc.



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