NOTE: All agenda items are subject to change.

LOCATION:

Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint, Michigan 48503

TIME

EVENT

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Moving Flint Forward

  • Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte, and Chairman of Detroit Regional Chamber
9:10 – 9:20 a.m.

Welcome to Flint

  • Flint Mayor Karen Weaver
9:20 – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber
9:30 – 9:35 a.m.

Video

  • Uplifting view of Flint & Genesee – Before the water crisis
9:35 – 10:15 a.m.

Building Awareness – Overview of water crisis related to children and families, infrastructure and recovery efforts

Speakers:

  • Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director, Hurley Pediatric Residency Program
  • Jamie Gaskin, Executive Director, United Way of Genesee County
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A – Perspectives on the impact of the water crisis

Panelists:

  • Richard Baird, Senior Advisor -Transformation Mgr., State of Michigan
  • Robb Klaty, Serial Entrepreneur (Owner/Partner in several restaurants)
  • Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, CEO, Mott Children’s Health Center
  • Bilal Tawwab, Superintendent, Flint Community Schools
  • Kirk Smith, President & CEO, Greater Flint Health Coalition
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. LUNCH
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Community Tour

  • Brownfield redevelopment opportunity, college campuses, downtown Flint, health & wellness district, cultural center, other to be determined.

(Please meet in the FIA lobby)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Flint Actions Underway – Updates on initiatives underway to support Flint

  • Kathi Horton, President, Community Foundation of Greater Flint
  • Susan Borrego, Chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Janice Karcher, Vice President, Econ. Development, Flint & Genesee Chamber
  • Michael Finney, CEO, Community Ventures of Michigan
  • Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman, Palace Sports and Entertainment
  • Jim Ananich, Michigan State Senator, 27th District
2:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Ideation/Brainstorming Session

The goal for this session is to generate ideas to help Flint create jobs. The three pathways for discussion are:

  • Business/entrepreneurial
  • Talent
  • Place

Participants will be divided into small groups to brainstorm ideas to drive job creation and investment

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Next Steps

  • Tim Herman, Flint & Genesee Chamber