Rural Summit 2024

The first annual Rural Summit was held in April 2023. Over 150 rural activists attended the Summit from 45 Michigan counties. These activists attended work sessions designed for sharing ideas about the work that has been previously done and ideas for moving forward with coordinated strategies.

On April 11-13, 2024 we plan to bring together even more rural activists, candidates, and elected officials, along with other organizations working in the rural organizing space to learn, discuss and collaborate to improve the lives of our rural neighbors in Michigan.

Your increased registration amount will remove the barrier of cost for those who wish to attend but are limited by financial means.

Confirmed Speakers

Mark Brewer

Paul Kendrick, Rust Belt Rising

Celinda Lake

Friday Dinner Keynote
Senator Debbie Stabenow

Saturday Dinner Keynote
Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist

Many State Legislators have also confirmed they will be in attendance

We need your financial support to have our rural voices heard. Please consider an increased registration amount.

• $50 Student/Young Democrat
• $100 Two Day Summit Registration
• $150 Recommended to support the Summit
• $250 Donor to assist with Scholarships
• $500 Donor to assist with Meal Cost

Registration does NOT include Hotel Reservations. Accommodations are available at the Shanty Creek Resort at $109 for a room and $133 for a suite.