The Center for Michigan is collecting community input

The Center for Michigan held a conversation with community leaders today as part of its ongoing goal to put together a citizen’s agenda for 2014.

It was the 140th of about 180 conversations in which the Center discussed education, health issues and public money priorities. The conversations began in September and are expected to conclude on April 6th.

“Through the month of April we’ll be writing our final report,” Center for Michigan outreach coordinator Hailey Zureich said. “In May, we’ll be releasing the report to candidates, as well as participants and community leaders, and then throughout the summer we’re going to be doing some community engagement events targeted at candidates as well as citizens to distribute our findings and try and find action items. It’s not just, ‘this is what people said’. Also this is ‘what you can do about these things?’.”

Six more conversations will be held in the U.P. and those unable to attend in person can participate online. Both of Michigan’s current gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Rick Snyder and challenger Mark Schauer, have filmed intros to the presentation.

That presentation is available at the Center’s website.