SW Michigan Infrastructure Tour

Dialogue Hosted by Southwest Michigan First 

The fourth of six stops in the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour. The Southwest Michigan roundtable convenes a discussion with legislators, business leaders and URC experts on emerging challenges with water contamination, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the research underway to meet these challenges.

Launched after publishing Foundation for the Future: URC Contributions to Infrastructure Improvement, this tour is built to continue conversations about infrastructure needs, promote innovation and foster future collaboration.


Agenda for Monday, April 29, 2019

Southwest Michigan First | 261 E Kalamazoo Ave #200, Kalamazoo, Michigan

10:00 AM            Reception with local business leadership, researchers and legislators

10:30 AM            Welcome: Joe Agostinelli, partner at Southwest Michigan First

10:35 AM            Issue Overview

  • Moderator: URC Executive Director Dr. Britany Affolter-Caine
  • Presentation: Robert D. Britigan III, CPM, Mayor, City of Parchment
  • Presentation: Dr. David Hyndman, MSU, Environmental Geophysics Professor and Chair

10:50 AM            Dialogue with participants

11:30 AM            Event Close