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You are invited to join the fight for Michigan’s clean air, clean water and healthy communities. 

Please join us for:

THE FOURTH ANNUAL INNOVATION IN CONSERVATION AWARDS GALA

OCTOBER 13, 2016 / 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

WESTIN BOOK CADILLAC HOTEL

1114 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226

COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

AWARDS GALA: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DESSERT AFTERGLOW: 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Questions? Contact our development team at events@michiganlcv.org or 734-222-9650.


Meet This Year’s Honorees

tHE HONORABLE joe schwarz, lifetime achievement award

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Throughout his many years in public office, Dr. Schwarz was a dedicated conservationist and advocate for environmental health issues. As a Republican State Senator with a fifteen-year record of support for land, air and water issues, he was elected to represent Michigan’s seventh congressional district from 2005 to 2007 in the US House of Representatives. Today, Dr. Schwarz continues to see patients at the Family Health Center in his home of Battle Creek and he teaches at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. For all of these reasons and more, join Michigan LCV on October 13 to honor this remarkable leader for a lifetime of dedicated service to our state. 

Let’s not forget how fortunate we are to call Michigan home, no matter our party affiliation. And, let’s not forget that the update of our clean energy policy provides a real opportunity to bridge the partisan divide and set us on a path toward a cleaner future that our children, grandchildren and Michiganders down the line can enjoy.” – excerpt from MLive op-ed co-authored by Congressman Schwarz and State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer calling for clean energy policy that protects our Great Lakes


DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA, ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Hanna-Attisha earned national attention this year for her leadership on exposing the rising rates of lead poisoning in Flint children and the underlying and widespread Flint Water Crisis. Her dedication to her patients and her commitment to bringing to light an environmental health disaster forced leaders in Michigan to pay attention and be held accountable for failing to protect our children and our natural resources from lead contamination.

Suddenly the city, the state that used to be so proud, was put out there as a sort of petri dish of pollution, corruption, austerity, injustice. They called us tragic and they called us sad. And I can tell you I felt sad. And I felt angry. And I felt betrayed. But then I got to work, because our focus had to be on our kids.” – Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Want to hear what uncovering the crisis was like and what Dr. Hanna-Attisha and her colleagues are focused on going forward? Listen to the doctor herself tell the story in this powerful address she delivered at the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference:


Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Public Official of the Year

El-Sayed, AbdulSince being named Executive Director and Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department in 2015, Dr. El-Sayed has already set himself apart as a champion for clean air and healthy families. From building on the city’s efforts to track and prevent lead poisoning in Detroit kids to holding the Marathon Petroleum refinery accountable for controlling its sulfur-dioxide emissions, Dr. El-Sayed has proven himself to be a champion for Detroit families and an example of public service at its best. In a community striving toward a brighter future, the people of Detroit are lucky to have Dr. El-Sayed as one of their strongest advocates.

This assault on public health in Detroit has to stop. Detroiters have suffered disproportionately from diseases that are far less common just eight miles northward. For example, the life expectancy gap between men in Wayne and Oakland counties is nearly six years.” – excerpt from this Detroit Free Press op-ed authored by Dr. El-Sayed in opposition to a proposal to weaken air pollution limits for the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Southwest Detroit.


Thank you to our many generous sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s event! Find more information on event sponsorship here.

Superior Sponsors

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*(Gift Made to Michigan LCV Education fund)

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*(Gift Made to Michigan LCV Education fund)

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LARRY BELL

 


Michigan Sponsors

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JANIS BOBRIN AND MIKE ALLEMANG

DOUG GLANCY*

KIRK MARTIN*

JENNIFER POTEAT AND MIKE STAEBLER

 


Erie Sponsors

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Columbia Asset Management logo*

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Public Sector Consultants logo

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DR. BRIAN ATHEY

JOANIE BINKOW

FRED BLANCK

CHARLES BORGSDORF

JOHN CARVER

GREG CURTNER

MARTHA DARLING AND GIL OMENN *

PAUL DIMOND

ELIZABETH GOODENOUGH AND JAMES G. LEAF

CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM

JOHN HUNTING

ANGELA JACKSON

LISA AND HANNAN LIS

JIM AND CHRISTINE MACINNES

DOUG & CATE MCCLURE

MICHAEL PENSKAR & MAUREEN MARTIN

BILL PHILLIPS AND MARIANNE UDOW-PHILLIPS

RAY PITTMAN

PHIL & KATE ROOS

DENISE THAL AND DAVID SCOBEY

BRUCE WALLACE & SUSAN CANNELL

 EMMA & STEPHANIE WHITE

WOZNIAK WOMEN

THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION*


Ontario Sponsors

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HONORABLE DAVID AND JUDY BONIOR

BEVERLY GHESQUIERE

NED STAEBLER


*This gift was made to the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.


2015 innovation in conservation gala

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!

View the full program and find all of our photos from last year’s event below:

2015 Innovation in Conservation photos here. 

Details

Date:
October 13, 2016
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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