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Beckett & Raeder, Inc. (BRI) is a Michigan corporation headquartered in Ann Arbor with offices in Petoskey and Traverse City, Michigan. The firm’s landscape architects, planners, civil engineers, environmental planners, and LEED accredited professionals maintain registrations in numerous states and national level certifications. BRI excels in sustainable design, land use programming and analysis, master planning, campus planning, site planning and civil engineering, site development, municipal engineering, GIS and urban informatics, storm water management, downtown revitalization and redevelopment, community planning and urban design, economic development, public/private development services, and environmental sciences.

535 West William Street, Suite 101
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 663-2622
Fax (734) 663-6759
Petoskey (231) 347-2523
Traverse City (231) 933-8400
[email protected]


Carlisle|Wortman Associates, Inc. is a municipal planning firm consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of professional planners, landscape architects, urban designers, and GIS technicians among the most experienced in the state. Our core service is to act as an expert and extension of the client with the goal of building strong, attractive, and more livable communities. The firm actively serves 75 municipal clients, in which the majority of our work is centered on continuing planning services.

John L. Enos, AICP
117 N 1st Street, Ste. 70
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-2200
Fax (734) 662-1935
[email protected]


Community Image Builders (CIB) goes beyond consulting and community planning. We do more than provide expertise, we deliver results that are borne out of decades of experience, strong relationships, and continual success serving communities of all sizes. We combine community planning with economic development strategies and tie in marketing, branding, implementation and redevelopment financing strategies, building tools for communities to transform their vision into reality while being a collaborative and trustworthy partner in every step.

Founder and President: Carmine Avantini
[email protected]
17195 Silver Parkway, #309
Fenton, Michigan 48430
Phone: 810-734-0000



DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.3 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio also includes non-utility businesses focused on industrial energy services, renewable natural gas, and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80% by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.


Trusted by over 3,000 local governments, General Code delivers a higher standard of codification services for your municipal ordinances and Zoning laws. With more than a half century of codification expertise and an unmatched commitment to client care, we’ve transformed the industry by developing the most feature-rich, user-friendly electronic Code platform and innovating revolutionary Visual Zoning™ services.

A Member of the ICC Family of Companies
Emily Terzis
[email protected]


Giffels Webster is a community planning, civil engineering, and land surveying firm that provides professional services to public, private, and institutional clients. Our primary business revolves around the natural resources of land and water, along with the infrastructure that is necessary to effectively utilize these resources for human needs. For over 65 years, we have been fortunate to provide professional support to thousands of clients. This strong client base, coupled with our community involvement, has been instrumental in the development of improved procedures and reasonable fees while assuring the stability and continued growth of our firm.

Rodney Arroyo, AICP
28 West Adams, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 962-4442
Fax: (313) 962-5068
[email protected]


Harmari by LTAS
Short Term Rentals present a challenge in terms of regulating and bringing into compliance for many municipalities. The present the immediate problem of nuisances, but also the more long term impact on affordability of housing and shape of the community. Find out how Harmari STR helped Traverse City and Harbor Springs monitor over 80+ STR websites, identify with at least 2 upfront supporting evidence screenshots, and bring into compliance some of the over 13,000 STRs operating in Michigan. Furthermore, Harmari can also address whether short term rentals can invalidate a Homestead exemption through our partnerships.

Allen Atamer
Principal Engineer
Harmari by LTAS
877-352-3277 x4
[email protected]
Short Term Rentals: www.harmaristr.com
LEO/DMV/Intel: www.harmari.com

McKenna is a team of passionate, talented, tenacious, and creative planners and designers whose work results in tangible and inspirational outcomes. Our work is purposeful and impacts people by influencing their environment. McKenna is known for meeting the needs of Midwestern municipal leaders with advanced concepts in community master plans, transportation planning, urban design, zoning, redevelopment and public participation. McKenna also provides on-site zoning and building department services to many communities from our Northville, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan offices.

235 East Main Street, Suite 105
Northville, MI 48167
Ph: (248) 596-0920 · (888) 226-4326
Fax: (248) 596-0930

Detroit: (313) 888-9882
Kalamazoo: (269) 382-4443
Grand Rapids: (616) 226-6375


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. Dedicated to shared economic success, MEDC promotes the state’s assets and opportunities that support business investment and community vitality. The Community Development unit focuses on creating vibrant, sustainable and unique places by providing economic development services and programs to attract and retain talent in Michigan communities. Learn more at miplace.org.

Michele Wildman
Senior Vice President, Community Development

[email protected]


OHM Advisors
We are a multi-office team of 500+ from different backgrounds, striving to use our combined expertise and talents to continually advance the communities we serve. Our work spans client communities across the public and private sectors—including municipalities, state and federal agencies, Fortune 100 companies, developers, schools, universities, and more. As a growing firm with full-service capabilities under one roof, we're listed on ENR's list of Top 500 Design Firms and recognized for our contributions to our industry. But it’s not awards or personal gain that drives us. It’s a passion for making a difference through innovative, people-focused problem solving, design and ideas that drive whole communities forward—today, and well into the future.

Christine Spitzley, AICP
34000 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
[email protected]
(734) 466-4517


Rowe Professional Services Company
ROWE Professional Services Company, founded in 1962 and based in Flint, is one of Michigan’s leading professional consulting firms, employing more than 200 people in Michigan and South Carolina. The company provides civil engineering, land surveying, aerial photography/mapping, landscape architecture, planning, and land development services to its valued clients nationwide.

J. Douglas Piggott, AICP
540 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 341-7500
Fax (810) 341-7573
[email protected]


Wade Trim
Planning Stronger Communities. For nearly a century, we’ve been developing creative and thoughtful solutions to strengthen communities and improve quality of life. We adapt our work processes to fit the unique demands of each project using a collaborative, friendly style. The result? Solutions you can stand behind.

500 Griswold Avenue, Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-3650
Fax (313) 961-0898
[email protected]