Thursday, March 12, 2020


WELCOME • 9:00 - 9:30 AM

Frank EttawageshikFrank Ettawageshik
Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan and Technical Team of National Congress of American Indians Climate Action Task Force

Mayor Chris TaylorMayor Chris Taylor
City of Ann Arbor, MI

Missy StultsMissy Stults
Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor, MI

Kate MadiganKate Madigan
Director, Michigan Climate Action Network

KEYNOTE • 9:35 - 10:00 AM

Exciting speaker to be announced soon!

PLENARY PANEL - Climate, Jobs, & Justice • 10:00 - 10:50 AM

Frank HoustonFrank Houston - Moderator
Regional Program Manager for Michigan, BlueGreen Alliance

Deitra CovingtonDeitra Covington
River Rouge Community Leader

Jim HarrisonJim Harrison
Senior National Representative, Utility Workers Union of America

Dennis DoughertyDennis Dougherty
Executive Director, Colorado AFL-CIO

PLENARY PANEL - Equitable Climate Solutions • 10:50 - 11:40 AM

Justin OnwenuJustin Onwenu - Moderator
Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club

Theresa LandrumTheresa Landrum
Detroit Community Leader, Climate & Environmental Justice Activist

Stephan EdelStephan Edel
Coordinator, New York Renews Coalition

Megan HessMegan Hess
Rural Organizing Director, We the People Michigan


Shimekia NicholsShimekia Nichols - Lead Organizer and Communications Coordinator, Soulardarity

BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE: A. Cities Leading with Action • 1:00 - 1:50 PM

Shanna DraheimShanna Draheim - Moderator
Director of Policy Development, Michigan Municipal League

Missy StultsMissy Stults
Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor, MI

Doug MatthewsDoug Matthews
Assistant City Manager, City of Grand Rapids, MI

Mayor Melanie PianaMayor Melanie Piana
City of Ferndale, MI

Jenn HillJenn Hill
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Marquette, MI

Nishaat KilleenNishaat Killeen
Project Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of Detroit, MI

BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE: B. Youth Leaders of the Climate Movement • 1:00 - 1:50 PM

Catherine GartonCatherine Garton - Moderator
Student Leader, Citizens' Climate Lobby U-M Student Chapter

Naina Agrawal-HardinNaina Agrawal-Hardin
Hub Coordinator for Sunrise Ann Arbor, Communications Manager for US Youth Climate Strike

Logan VearLogan Vear
Activist, Climate Action Movement at U-M

Devishi JhaDevishi Jha
Director of Partnerships, Zero Hour

Latia LeonardLatia Leonard
Co-Director, Youth Energy Squad, EcoWorks Detroit

BREAK • 1:50 - 2:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO: A. Moving Michigan Climate Policy Forward • 2:00 - 2:50 PM

Nicholas OcchipintiNicholas Occhipinti - Moderator
Government Affairs Director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Bali KumarBali Kumar
CEO, Lean & Green Michigan

Tremaine PhillipsTremaine Phillips
Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

Charlotte JamesonCharlotte Jameson
Program Director Legislative Affairs, Energy and Drinking Water Policy

BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO: B. Carbon Free Transportation, Buildings, & More • 2:00 - 2:50 PM

Guy WilliamsGuy Williams - Moderator
President & CEO, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

Dr. Brandy BrownDr. Brandy Brown
Climate and Clean Energy Advisor, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Charles GriffithCharles Griffith
Director, Climate & Energy Program, Ecology Center

More speakers TBA

CLOSING REMARKS • 2:50 - 3:00 PM

Naina Agrawal-HardinNaina Agrawal-Hardin - Hub Coordinator for Sunrise Ann Arbor, Communications Manager for US Youth Climate Strike

RECEPTION • 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Kuenzel Room (1st Floor)

Appetizers, soft drinks, and cash bar

*Speakers/Schedule subject to change.

Thanks to our Summit Sponsors for making this event possible
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Sponsorship Deadline is February 28

Presenting Sponsors

Groundwork Center
The Wege Foundation
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
City of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michigan Environmental Council
Ecology Center
Harvest Solar
Fastest Path to Zero at U-M

Event Sponsors

Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan Energy Options
National Wildlife Federation
University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Washtenaw County, Michigan
BlueGreen Alliance
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Porter Family Foundation
Elevate Energy
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Kolkulations LLC
Climate Stick
Citizens' Climate Lobby
The Climate Reality Project: Washtenaw County, MI Chapter
Moms Clean Air Force
North by Nature Landscapes
Peace Education Center
Sue Shink
Western Michigan University Climate Change Working Group
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University
Fair & Transparent Elections Research & Education Fund
Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition
Michelle Deatrick
Ban Michigan Fracking
Michigan Clean Energy Conference
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Cherry Republic


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