Mackinac and Municipal Bankruptcy: Orr and Snyder to speak at island conference

Mackinac and Municipal Bankruptcy: Orr and Snyder to speak at island conference

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will be featured speakers at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference later this spring.

Here’s what the chamber said in announcing the lineup:

With Detroit’s emergence from bankruptcy critically important to Michigan’s future, Orr will discuss the progress since his appointment in March 2013 and what is needed to position the city for success moving forward. Before his expected departure this fall, Orr will give insight into the short and long-term vision for Detroit’s sustained growth, as well as the blueprint it provides for municipalities around the nation facing similar challenges.

Other speakers in the scheduled May 27-30 event include:

Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO, Gallup Inc.; author, “The Coming Jobs War;”  Malcolm Gladwell, author, “David and Goliath;” and Joel Klein, CEO, Educational Division, News Corporation; former chancellor, New York City Department of Education.