Notable groups across Michigan ask Mackinac Center staffers to serve as keynote speakers for their events.
In October, the Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham asked Director of Marketing and Communications Dan Armstrong to address its membership. Armstrong’s remarks showed how bad public policy ruined the Motor City.
Around 150 men packed the Community House to see and hear the presentation.
One of the members showed his appreciation with a thank-you note that included:
“Thank you very much for the excellent presentation that you made to the Senior Men's Club of Birmingham on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Your presentation on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the examples of how Detroit caused many of its financial problems through unwise taxes and regulations was enlightening to all of our members. Your detailed description of the Mackinac Center’s work provided our members with a much better understanding of the institute’s work in helping state and local policy makers find real, workable solutions to their financial and policy problems.”
Past speakers of the SMC of Birmingham include former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman William Clay Ford Jr., former UAW President Bob King and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.