Small Town & Rural Development Conference

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The 2017 Small Town and Rural Development Conference will be held April 10 – 12 at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, MI. A draft agenda and registration information will be on the website at the beginning of February.

About the Conference

Each year, the Michigan Rural Council welcomes regional, national and international speakers and presenters to the Small Town & Rural Development Conference whose expertise and passion make this event the premier conference for rural community development in Michigan. Our annual conference provides an opportunity to share, learn and connect with leaders across Michigan working to support and promote vibrant rural communities. The conference is geared toward those working in and on behalf of small or rural communities in Michigan and is hosted by the Michigan Rural Council.


PDFs of presentations from the 2016 Conference can be found here



Photos from the 2015 Conference

View the full photo album here.

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors!

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