Dan Gilmartin, the CEO and executive director for the Michigan Municipal League, will
be in Vermont this week as the keynote speaker for the Vermont League of CitiesÂ & Towns annual Town Fair conference.
Gilmartin is an internationally known expert on the concept of placemaking and other municipal issues andÂ hasÂ conductedÂ presentationsÂ all over the world, including in Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands.
He was asked to speak at the Vermont conference because event organizers were looking for a keynote address that combines placemaking with innovation and retaining and attracting young talent to The Green Mountain State. These are all topics Gilmartin has covered extensively in Michigan and beyond in his Economics of Place blog, Economics of PlaceÂ podcast and former The Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. He also is contributing author to two League books: The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People; and The Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities.
This is one of three national public speaking opportunities Gilmartin will be doing on various topics this month. He was also will be the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Water & Pollution Control Conference (OWPCC) taking place at Rose State College in Oklahoma City, Oct. 8-11, and he will be a co-speaker during a session on building strong communities, inside and out at the Engaging Local Government Leadersâ€™ (ELGL) 2018 Milwaukee Pop Up Conference in Wisconsin on Oct. 12.
Here is the official description for Dan’s keynote address at the Vermont conference:
Keynote: Building Great CommunitiesÂ
Daniel Gilmartin is the Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Municpal League and is contributing author to The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People and Economics of Place: the Art of Building Great Communities. Through his work with communities throughout the country, Mr. Gilmartin is recognized as a leader in the fields of urban revitalization, placemaking, local government reform, and transportation policy. He serviced on the Placemaking Leadership Council and previously served on the Michigan Future, Inc. Leadership Council and the board of directors of the National League of Cities. Prior to his current position as executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League Mr. Gilmartin served for four years as the lead advocate for Michigan’s communities in Lansing and in Washington, where he concentrated on key issues that included transportation, land use, and urban redevelopment.
Speaker:Â Daniel Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League