State Infrastructure Commission Seeks Public Input

The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder will hold an Upper Peninsula town hall listening session at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Aug. 19. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on infrastructure needs from 9-11 a.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

The commission is charged with identifying strategic best practices to modernize Michigan’s transportation, water and sewer, energy, and communications infrastructure over the next 30-50 years. It is holding listening sessions throughout the state. A new website also allows residents to stay updated on the panel’s activities, view relevant news coverage and participate in online polls and discussions. For more information or to register for the U.P. town hall meeting, visit

The 27-member commission will develop recommendations that will guide infrastructure priorities and investment in Michigan. It must submit its comprehensive report to the governor by Nov. 30. Gavin Leach, vice president for finance and administration at NMU, is the only U.P. representative on the commission.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director