Leadership Visit 2018 Headed to Ann Arbor, MI

The Leadership Visit is an annual trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the best ideas of nationally recognized communities throughout the United States. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to openly discuss challenges and opportunities their community is facing.
Goals are to:
  • Introduce our delegation to innovative programs and impactful projects that may be implemented in our community
  • Facilitate exchange of best practices and lessons learned among participants, in order to address specific issues in our community
  • Offer participants high-level networking and relationship-building opportunities
Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan and has a comparable population size at 120,000. Higher education and medical related companies are significant employers in the area, as well as high tech and automobile industries. Ann Arbor is the county seat for Washtenaw County and the community enjoys a lower than average crime rate. Ann Arbor has #1 rankings in 2018 for the Top 100 Best Places to Live (Livability) and Best College Towns and Cities in America (WalletHub).
Topics and speakers will be developed in the coming months and may include sessions within the areas of workforce and talent retention, transportation and infrastructure, public education, higher education and research to market, employment markets, and more to be identified.
Be sure you’re part of this. The trip is limited to 70 attendees and usually fills quickly. General registration is now open and is based on availability and receipt of full payment. The cost to attend is $2,000. Registration will close when space is full. To register for this trip, you can download the application here and return it to Jolyn Sattizahn. If you have any further questions, please contact Jolyn at (573) 817-9112.
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