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Tammy Carnrike Reviews Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List

Michigan Business Network
Nov. 11, 2021

About a month after the #MPC21 2021’s Mackinac Policy Conference Chris Holman spends some time with Tammy Carnrike, COO, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit, MI. 

Tammy dives into a discussion about the recently released To-Do List that came out of the events at the conference, in addition to an event recap. The Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List following three days of discussions featuring top state, regional, and national thought leaders.

In its 41st year, the Conference convened leaders in a dialogue on “reimagining a healthy Michigan” under the pillars: accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery, advance racial justice, and equity, and invest in the health of people and communities.The Detroit Regional Chamber’s President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah, and Conference Chairman, Wright L. Lassiter III, president, and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System,  unveiled the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List on Detroit Public Television.

The Conference convened top state, regional, and national thought leaders in dialogue on “reimagining a healthy Michigan.”

The list focuses on closing racial and social equity gaps, reducing the physical and economic health impacts of COVID-19, improving education outcomes linked to upward mobility, and more. These items are targets for the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference, occurring May 31 to June 3, 2022, that will be chaired by Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Pistons Sports and Entertainment (PS&E).

First Conference in 28 months concludes after focusing on Reimagining a Healthy Michigan.

MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH. (Sept. 23, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List following three days of discussions featuring top state, regional, and national thought leaders. In its 41st year, the Conference convened leaders in a dialogue on “reimagining a healthy Michigan” under the pillars: accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery, advance racial justice, and equity, and invest in the health of people and communities.

2021 Conference Chairman Wright L. Lassiter III, president and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System, and Sandy K. Baruah, president, and chief executive officer of the Chamber, announced the list at the conclusion of the Conference.

The To-Do-List items include:

  • Bring together business, philanthropy, civic/nonprofit, and government to accelerate data-based collective action to close racial and social equity gaps throughout the Detroit Region.
  • Support measures to help employers deploy strategies to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on community health and the economy.
  • Help businesses understand how COVID-19 has permanently changed work life and the workplace so employers can adapt and prepare for a changed environment.
  • Ensure the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference includes a robust representation of bipartisan elected leaders.
  • Capitalize on the Chamber’s education data assets, such as the State of Education report, to encompass the type of research highlighted by professor Raj Chetty that showed the connection between upward mobility and job growth.

The Detroit Regional Chamber announced Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Pistons Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), as Chairman of the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference and First Vice-Chair of the Chamber in June.

Tellem will lead an advisory committee of Michigan-based CEOs and Chamber leadership to develop the theme and the agenda for next year’s event, which will take place Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3, 2022, on Mackinac Island.

About the Mackinac Policy Conference
The Mackinac Policy Conference – the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual statewide event – convenes Michigan’s most influential audience to engage in collaborative dialogue on the state’s economic future. Since 1981, the Conference has provided a unique-in-the-nation experience for Michigan’s top business, government, and civic leaders. As Michigan’s premier policy event, the Conference attracts attendees annually to discuss key issues facing the state. The Conference concludes with an actionable To-Do List that transforms dialogue into positive outcomes to create a more business-friendly climate in Michigan. To learn more, visit detroitchamber.com/mpc.

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