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Recaps of Featured Past Events

Building Trust Between Citizens and Law Enforcement
Sept. 13, 2017, 9am-Noon
Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland, MI  49423

A panel of government leaders will discuss strategies used to build trust and foster positive relations between citizens and law enforcement. Robert Stevenson will also speak about the MACP Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Click here to see agenda.



Speakers & Moderators Biographies


Video Snippets


News Articles:
Local police officials meet to discuss race and law enforcement - C&G Newspaper, April 12, 2017


County Sheriff, Chiefs from Southfield, Oak Park, Farmington Hills Discuss Race - Oakland County Times, April 8, 2017


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March 22, 2016 - Inclusive Communities, Capital Conference, Lansing

America’s demographics are changing at an accelerated pace. In that light, the economic growth and sustainability of Michigan communities is linked to our willingness to include diverse groups of people. Communities that welcome, foster trust, and proactively integrate everyone into the fabric of everyday life are at a distinct advantage over those who do not. This session will educate participants about the importance and benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive community, increase awareness of current inequities within the community, and provide strategies for overcoming bias and creating an inclusive community.

Nov. 14, 2015 - Race & Law Enforcement in the Urban Community, Saginaw

Race relations have taken on a heightened seriousness in recent months with high-profile cases of police incidents involving African-American men and women. This forum, featuring and national and state speakers, explored the causes and offered some solutions to improving the relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community.

Nov. 1, 2013 - 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner, Ypsilanti

April 13, 2013 - Statewide Forum on the Privatization of Prisons, Ypsilanti

November 9, 2012 - 8th Annual Fundraising Dinner, Lansing

October 21, 2011 - Annual Fundraising Dinner, Detroit. 
Guest speakers were Harvey Hollins, Director, Michigan’s Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives; John Gardner, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Comcast; and Tyrone Winfrey, President, Detroit Public Schools Board of Education.

October 9, 2010 - 2010 Annual Fundraising Dinner, Kalamazoo.
Guest speaker was Honorable Brenda Lawrence, Mayor of Southfield and Democratic nominee for Michigan Lieutenant Governor

Fall 2009
The Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Fifth Annual Fundraising event was a great success! The event took place on Saturday, October 3, and was hosted by the city of Inkster. There were approximately 70 people in attendance with municipal officials from Inkster, Romulus, Ypsilanti, Saginaw, and Muskegon. The keynote speaker was Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon who spoke on the events theme Uniting for our Future. Debbie Dingell made a brief appearance and shared a few remarks with the group on behalf of her husband Congressman John Dingell. State Representative Shanelle Jackson, executive vice chairperson of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) gave greetings on behalf of the 25 state legislators that make up the group. Jackson said that she is looking forward to MLBC partnering with MBC-LEO on future events. After dinner and the keynote address the group received a proclamation from the city of Romulus, a resolution from Wayne County, and a special tribute from the state of Michigan signed by Governor Granholm. Photos>

Fall 2008
The Fourth Annual Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO) Fundraising Event was a huge success!  Approximately 100 people were in attendance, including elected officials from Inkster, Kentwood, Muskegon, Ypsilanti, Southfield, Muskegon Heights and, of course, the city of Saginaw, Buena Vista Township, and Saginaw County. More >

October 2007
The fundraising event on October 20 was a success.  Representative Robert Dean was the guest speaker.  Elected officials from Madison Heights, Southfield, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Kentwood and Saginaw attended the event. More>


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