Equipping local government leaders for the future
SEMCOG University is a series of workshops for local elected leaders. SEMCOG members are encouraged to take advantage of these training opportunities free of charge and close to home. This year you will find workshop sessions held in a variety of locations throughout the region.
July 21, 2015
This workshop will focus on learning language modifications of codes and ordinances to support green infrastructure implementation in addition to outlining a collaborative process for long-term success. The workshop will stress the most common planning documents and ordinances; checklists for these modifications and discuss common strategies for getting started.
August 20, 2015
Local elected officials are invited to tour Southeast Michigan green infrastructure practices and learn about implementing policies consistent with the regional green infrastructure vision. Stops will include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center, Milliken State Park, City of Detroit bioretention lots, and the innovative techniques in the City of Southfield.