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2018 GRA Policy Conference

GRA Conference in Detroit in 2018

The Citizens Research Council of Michigan invites you to the Governmental Research Association’s 104th Conference and Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI, from July 29 – August 1, 2018.

Detroit is an interesting place to visit and learn about.  Lonely Planet recently named Detroit the number 2 destination city on the Earth and the New York Times included the city among the 52 Places to go in 2017.  This acclaim speaks volumes about the revival of downtown and midtown, just four short years after the city became the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy.

What gets less media attention is the story of two Detroits.  How the neighborhoods continue to struggle with blight, abandonment, and decay.  How the school system, with test scores among the lowest in the nation, struggles to attract families.

Congratulations to winners of the 2018 GRA Awards Competition.

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