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Fall Joint Conference

  • Lansing Community College West Campus 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI, 48917 United States (map)


AGENDA (detailed):

BREAKFAST & WELCOME: Rhiana Dornbos, NTH Consultants, Ltd.


  • Lynn Fiedler, Director, MDEQ Air Quality Division
  • Kathy Shirey, Acting Division Director, MDEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division
  • Jack Schinderle, Director, MDEQ Office of Waste Management & Radiological Protection


  • Air — Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments
    Moderator: Steven Kohl, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
    Dr. Stuart Batterman, UM School of Public Health
    Simone Sagovac, Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition
  • Waste — Vapor Intrusion and Implementation
    Moderator: Matt Eugster, Varnum
    David Harn, MDEQ
    Matthew Williams, MDEQ

LUNCHEON: Keynote Speaker: Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center
10th Amendment States' Rights Environmentalism and Regulatory Uncertainty - What Really Happens When Some States and Polluting Industries Actually Get What They Asked For


  • Air — Hot Topics in Air Quality
    Moderator: Lillian Woolley, FTCH
    Paul Collins, Miller Canfield
    Kurt Kissling, Pepper Hamilton LLP
    Matthew Hall, Consumers Energy 
  • Waste — Part 201 Cleanup Criteria Panel
    Moderator: Emily Freeman, MDEQ
    Troy Cumings, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
    Brad Venman, NTH Consultants, Ltd.


  • What Can We Agree On? Improving Environmental Quality with Existing Budgets and Innovative Strategies
    Cynthia Giles, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Fellow, Energy and Environment Lab, University of Chicago, Former Assistant Administrator for U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
  • Water Panel - Public Participation/Water Withdrawal
    Moderator: Scott D. Hubbard, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
    Kathryn Buckner, Great Lakes Council of Industries
    Nick Schroeck, Wayne State Environmental Panel
    Teresa Seidel, Director, MDEQ Water Resources Division

RAFFLE FOLLOWED BY HAPPY HOUR - EagleMonk Pub and Brewery (map)

Sponsorship opportunities include: 

Lunch Sponsor - $1,750 (1 available) EXCLUSIVE
Breakfast Sponsor - $1,000 (SOLD) - Drug & Laboratory Disposal, Inc.

Afternoon Break Sponsor - $750 (SOLD) - NTH Consultants, Ltd.

Raffle Prize Sponsor - $500 (SOLD) - Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.

Happy Hour Sponsor - $750 (SOLD) - Pepper Hamilton LLP

General Conference Sponsors - $500 (unlimited available)
Barr Engineering Co.
Rhoades McKee

Benefits include your organization’s logo and active link on our website, acknowledgement on all pre-event publicity, prominent display of your organization’s name at the conference, and complimentary exhibitor space*. If you select to sponsor the meals, break or happy hour, your organization will have exlusive signage for that portion of the event.

*Exhibiting space is limited! Reserve early using the checkbox provided during registration or by contacting Jill at or 616-540-3594.