Model D and Declare Detroit present gubernatorial candidate forum

"For Michigan to have a prosperous future, Detroit must be at the center of it."
- Detroit Declaration

On Nov. 2, we have the opportunity to elect a new governor to lead Michigan forward. To help you learn more about the candidates, we have invited Rick Snyder and Virg Bernero to Detroit to discuss their urban agendas and plans to further the principles of the Detroit Declaration. Snyder has accepted the invitation while we still wait for Bernero's response.

The talks are intended to further the discourse of Detroit's value within the context of state leadership and do not constitute an endorsement for either candidate.

Join Model D and Declare Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Max M. Fisher Center for a conversation with gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder facilitated by Roger Martin of Martin Waymire.

Rick Snyder is CEO, Chair of the Board and co-founder of Ardesta LLC, a high tech venture capital firm in Ann Arbor. Snyder previously served as CEO and Chairman of Gateway, Inc. On July 21, 2009, he announced his run for governor in the 2010 election. Read his white paper on Central Cities here.

Throughout his more than two decades as an award-winning journalist and public relations executive, Martin has been recognized as one of Michigan's best communicators and has distinguished himself as a researcher, writer, strategist and tactician of integrity and high quality.

While a reporter and political bureau chief at The Detroit News, Martin won many awards for journalism excellence, including being named Michigan's Best Reporter in 1986 by a Detroit magazine, and three times being nominated by The News for a Pulitzer Prize.

During his 18 years in public relations, Martin has won numerous regional and national awards for PR excellence., including two Silver Anvils, the nation's top public relations award. He was also named "Pacemaker of the Year" in 2001 by PRSA Mid-Michigan.

Doors at 5 p.m. Program begins at 5:30 p.m. Limited seating available; advance registration encouraged. Click here to sign up.

The Max M. Fisher Music Center is at 3711 Woodward Ave., in Midtown Detroit.

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