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Wright L. Lassiter III Leads Planning Committees, Gathers Medical Experts to Advise on 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference

Under the leadership of Mackinac Policy Conference Chair Wright L. Lassiter III, president and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System, planning is underway for a 2021 event Monday, Sept. 20 to Thursday, Sept. 23 at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In addition to the traditional planning committees, Lassiter assembled a clinical team of experts from Henry Ford Health System to advise the Chamber on new public health developments that could affect the Conference. The Chamber is also in regular communication with Gov. Whitmer’s office to ensure the Conference complies with the MI Safe Start Plan. The Conference will only take place if there is a high level of confidence among all advisors in gathering safely.

A Mackinac Policy Conference this year will look and feel differently than any other in the event’s history. The Chamber team is considering how to utilize venue space and changes to meal service and other elements of the attendee experience to ensure safety, compliance, and a strong comfort level among attendees. These changes will be communicated in early summer to help attendees prepare and plan for an adapted Conference experience.

The Chamber appreciates the support and partnership of our loyal Conference attendees, sponsors, vendors, Grand Hotel, and other Mackinac Island businesses.