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MAP's Annual Conference


Planning Michigan Annual Conference 2017

Mission Point, Mackinac Island

September 27-29, 2017



Registration Information 


Click here for conference agenda and registration form.

Full Conference Early Registration Member Rate: $375 


Online Registration


Lodging Information, Mackinac Island  


Overflow Rooms


Inn on Mackinac



Haan's 1830 Inn B&B 



Lilac Tree Hotel



Murray Hotel

(855) 696-8722


Ferry Service  

We have negotiated a special rate with Shepler's Ferry of $19 round trip per adult. Promo codes will be available to conference attendees after they have registered for the conference.


PARKING at Shepler's


Mackinaw City

On-site Self Park: $20.00 per night

Off-site Drop Off: $15.00 per night

Off-site Self Park: FREE for up to 5 nights, $5.00 per night for each additional night (Available at ticket office only.)


St. Ignace

Fenced Drop Off Parking: $15.00 per night

Open Lot Drop Off Parking: $10.00 one-time fee for up to 5 nights, $5.00 per night for each additional night

Indoor Drop Off Parking: $30.00 per night (Available for purchase at ticket office only.)

Open Lot Self Park: FREE for up to 5 nights, $5.00 per night for each additional night (Available at ticket office only.)


More information about the parking options can be found on this link.


 Keynote Speakers 


Jaimie Ross, President & CEO, Florida Housing Coalition

Prior to joining the Florida Housing Coalition as CEO, Ms. Ross served as the Affordable Housing Director at 1000 Friends of Florida, a statewide nonprofit smart growth organization. Prior to her tenure at 1000 Friends of Florida, Ross was a land use and real property lawyer representing for profit and nonprofit developers and financial institutions with a law firm in Orlando.  She is a nationally recognized expert in avoiding and overcoming the NIMBY syndrome. 


William T. Frazier, FAICP, Frazier Associates

Bill’s area of specialty is in urban planning with an emphasis on design guidelines and corridor studies throughout the southeastern United States. Bill is also an architectural historian, and has spent more than 30 years integrating his community revitalization expertise with his background in historic preservation. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Bill went on to get a Masters of Planning and a Masters of Architectural History. 


Julia Freedgood, American Farmland Trust

Julia Freedgood is AFT's Assistant Vice President of Programs and oversees federal, state and local program and policy efforts to support farmland protection and agricultural viability. This includes oversight of field operations in several AFT regions, the Farmland Information Center, Planning for Agriculture programming, and research, technical assistance and education to support local and regional food systems, farmland succession, access to land and support for family farmers.


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