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2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit
Thank You & Evaluation
The REI Team would like to thank everyone who participated and assisted to make this year's Innovate Michigan! Summit a success!

Please fill out the 2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit event evaluation. Your responses are a key part of how our REI team will work to improve next year's 2022 Summit.
Ideas to Innovation Survey
Each year, the REI University Center calls for ideas for innovative community and economic development tools, models, policies, and programs that are likely to result in job creation and wealth generation in distressed communities.

Therefore, we invite you to participate in this Ideas to Innovation Survey in which you will be asked to rate several of the excellent topics and ideas that we received this year. Ideas will be selected based on your responses, and from these, solicitations for Co-Learning Plan authors will occur in Fall 2021.

To learn more about the REI process, click here.
Mark Your Calendar for the Upcoming Two-Part Webinar Series
Register now for the Small and Rural Community Recycling and Waste Reduction Webinar series, with hosts Bill Stough and Terry Link. This two-part webinar will include presentations and discussions with recycling experts from across Michigan. The webinar will take place Friday, October 1st. 

Session 1: Identifying local opportunities, building relationships & community support, runs from 10am-11am est.
Session 2: Alternatives for waste reduction beyond basic standard recycling, runs from 2pm-3pm est.
Announcing a Change in Leadership
REI would like to say goodbye to our Assistant Director, Jennifer Bruen, as she moves onto the next stages of her life. We thank her for 10 years of dedication to the Center.
She will be missed!

For questions and inquiries concerning REI, please contact Mary ZumBrunnen, Program Manager, at or call 517-353-9555.