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Rethinking Regionalism: Regional Leaders Discuss Collaboration

The Detroit region must proactively collaborate on a greater visualization for the future to maximize the strength of the entire region, not just specific cities or counties. Panelists reinforced the notion that no suburb of any region can be successful without a prosperous urban core during the breakout sessions, “Rethinking Regionalism: Regional Leaders Discuss Collaboration.”

The panel included (in order of appearance): Shelia Cockrel, president and CEO of Crossroads Consulting Group and former councilwoman of city of Detroit; Kurt Metzger, mayor of the city of Pleasant Ridge; Paul Tait, executive director of the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments; Mark Hackel, county executive for Macomb County; and moderator Sandy Baruah, CEO of the Chamber.