2024 Clearing the Air Conference

The annual Clearing the Air, held every spring, keeps members informed on urgent air regulatory issues with MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan bringing together leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession. 

Date, Location and Time
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • MMA Headquarters, Lansing
Pricing & Registration
  • $85/person for MMA and State Bar of Michigan Members
  • $105/person for MMA Future members
  • $30/person for Government Employees

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Confirmed Speakers

Annette SwitzerAnnette Switzer

Director, Air Quality Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Annette led AQD’s Permit Section for eight years prior to being named Director in early 2023. As Section Manger, she improved public participation by pioneering innovative enhancements to the engagement process and creating the map by which all AQD program areas engage with the public. She also was heavily involved in an air permit lean process improvement that streamlined air permitting in Michigan. Annette began her civil service career as an air permit engineer where she used her education to work on the most complicated air permit applications.

Heather GrondinHeather Grondin

Chief Relations Officer, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
Heather has 20 years of experience, specializing in strategic planning, communications and engagement. As part of diverse public-sector teams working on high-profile projects and portfolios, Heather’s consistent goal has been to build meaningful relationships based on trust, openness and understanding. Holding the executive position of Chief Relations Officer at Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) since 2015, Heather leads an integrated team of professionals who inform, inspire and interact with others in support of WDBA and the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

John Mooney

Director, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Evan Belser

Policy Strategist and Managing Counsel, Ford Motor Company

Event Sponsorship

Support manufacturing growth and innovation with sponsorship and engagement opportunities available throughout the year. Develop a comprehensive plan to build your brand, solidify your image and increase your engagement with Michigan manufacturers. Work with MMA’s team to build a package with multiple event sponsorship, thought leadership and advertising opportunities available. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield to build your 2024 strategy.

Contact for Sponsorship

Ashley Wakefield

Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523

Contact for Registration

Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth Maciejewski
Membership & Events Coordinator
Call 517-487-8542