One Stop Ready Academy Class Overview
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One Stop Ready Academy Class Overview

Economic Context, Community Vision, and Management Structure (6/22/2016)

Viewing your community's place in the larger economic context is an essential starting point for long term success. How are communities and counties linked economically? Successful communities not only have this understanding but they also employ a skilled staff empowered to make decisions. Clear lines of authority and responsibility should be set so that staff understand what development decisions they can make, and that they know elected and appointed officials will support them.

6/22/2016 Presentations:
          Session 1 Presentation

Session 1 Video

An Investor's Perspective (7/27/2016)

How do investors view their relationship with community staff and officials? Investors, developers, and brokers are partners in implementing a community plan. How they are received can impact where they invest. Building good relationships with staff that work on economic development issues on a daily basis is essential.

7/27/2016 Presentations:
Session 2 Presentation
Session 2 Video

The OSR Committee would also like to give a special thanks to our July feature & guest presenter…

  • James Clarke, President, Robertson Brothers
  • Vincent DeLeonardis, President, George W. Auch Company
  • Scott Moloney, Local Entreprenuer (Treat Dreams, Woodpile BBQ, Atomic Chicken)

Implementation of Best Practices - Special Focus on Pre-Application
Process (9/28/2016)

Do you have a good understanding of your current regulatory system and where there may be redundancies, unnecessary delays or other problems? The key to success is ensuring consistency and clarity about expectations, timelines, regulations and costs.

2016 Presentations:
Session 3 Presentation
         Session 3 Video

The OSR Committee would also like to give a special thanks to our guest presenter...

  • Doug Lewan, AICP, PCP, Vice President – Carlisle Wortman Associates, Inc.

2015 Presentations:
Session 3 Presentation

The OSR Committee would also like to give a special thanks to our Keynote speaker

  • Richard Carlisle, AICP, PCP, President – Carlisle Wortman Associates, Inc.        

The OSR Academy Sessions take place at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48382