Michigan Association of Housing Officials
Seminar Agenda
October 21,  2021

MSU Federal Credit Union
3899 Coolidge Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823



8:30 am – Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – Morning Session:

Topic: Cannabis in Michigan

Presented by: Al Romero-Gibu, Cannabis Manager for the City of Grand Rapids

             Al is responsible for coordinating all processes related to the local cannabis industry, including zoning, licensing, policy, and social equity and neighborhood impact. A graduate of Aquinas College, he started working for the City in 2019.

 Noon – Lunch

1:00 pm – Afternoon Session:

Topic: Environmental Impacts

Presented by: Jamie Scott, Deputy Director of Parks and Cemeteries for the City of Holland

                Jamie is responsible for the oversight and upkeep of 23 parks in the city, totaling almost 500 acres in size.  Jamie also manages the two city cemeteries and staff, a forestry crew, and a greenhouse crew.  Jamie graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis on landscape design.  Prior to working for the city, Jamie has over 20 years of experience in the green industry, with 8 of those years operating his own business.  Jamie is an avid fisherman and outdoors-man, and enjoys traveling the country visiting and hiking our National Parks

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