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Dinner Meeting—Thursday, October 19, 2017


Buffalo Wild Wings
3150 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI


5:30pm: Networking

6:00-6:50pm: Pre-Dinner Meeting -

Speaker:  Eric Lupher, President Citizens Research Council of Michigan

 Topic:  "Issues Important to our State"

6:50-7:30pm: Dinner

7:30-8:30pm: After-Dinner Meeting -

Speaker:  Eric Lupher, President Citizens Research Council of Michigan

Issues Important to our State"

For 100 years, the objective of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan has been to provide factual, unbiased independent information on significant issues concerning state and local government organization and finance. CRC believes that the use of this information by policymakers will lead to sound, rational public policy in Michigan.

Eric has been President of the Citizens Research Council since September of 2014. He has been with the CRC since 1987, the first two years as a Lent Upson-Loren Miller Fellow, and since then as a Research Associate and, later, as Director of Local Affairs. Eric has researched such issues as state taxes, state revenue sharing, highway funding, unemployment insurance, economic development incentives, and stadium funding. His recent work focused on local government matters, including intergovernmental cooperation, governance issues, and municipal finance. Eric is a past president of the Governmental Research Association and also served as vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), an advisory body for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), representing the user community on behalf of the Governmental Research Association.

Eric holds a B.A. in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Wayne State University.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please e-mail your reservation to Barb Cable.

Monthly Dinner Meeting Location and Price

Our meetings are held at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at  3150 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI, accross State Street from Briarwood Mall, near Comerica Bank and the Sheraton hotel.  Phone number (734) 997-9464.


Monthly Meeting Fees

Cost for Speaker Gift & Meeting Room
(Everyone purchases their own meal)

$ 5.00
$ 20.00



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