Community Conversations

As part of our mission, the Center for Michigan periodically travels the state holding Community Conversations to gather and amplify the voices of Michigan citizens. The Center then creates a final report with the findings of each conversation campaign and amplifies the ideas and views shared to policy makers. The goal of the Community Conversation project is to ensure that policy discussions taking place in Lansing reflect the views of Michigan people.

Beginning in October 2013, the Center travelled the state to hear YOUR agenda for Michigan in 2014 and beyond. Before we head to the polls to vote for governor and our state legislators in November 2014, we wanted to know your priorities for Michigan’s future, and be your bullhorn to the candidates. In this round of community conversations we discussed:

  • Economy & Prosperity
  • Education
  • Quality of Life
  • Public Money Priorities

Download a PDF of the Community Conversation issue guide.

THE CURRENT ROUND OF COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS IS CONCLUDED. Thank you SO much to the more than 5500 participants who made their voices heard. We will be releasing a report of the 2014 Citizen’s Agenda soon. Check back here for details.

And we’ll be back out in the field in the fall of 2014 with a new round of Community Conversations. Interested in hosting? Please send an email to Outreach Director, Amber DeLind.

Locations of the 2014 Citizen’s Agenda conversations

Notes From the Road: A CFM Engagement Team Blog 

A Short History of Community Conversations 

Community Conversation Results