Speaker will discuss local housing issues at State of Community Breakfast

January 19, 2024

Ryan Kilpatrick

Speaker will discuss local housing issues at State of Community Breakfast

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — The Chamber Alliance of Mason County will present its fifth annual State of the Community Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club, 1527 N. Lakeshore Dr.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased on the Chamber’s website at https://www.ludington.org/state-of-the-community-2/. Area business and community leaders are encouraged to register. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Guest speaker for the event will be Ryan Kilpatrick, founder of Flywheel Companies. Kilpatrick is a consultant actively collaborating with leaders in Mason County to tackle housing issues. He will share perspectives on the housing crisis here, offering valuable recommendations in addressing this crisis.

Kilpatrick has a background in economic development, affordable housing, neighborhood design, and public finance. As the executive director of Housing Next, he helped to define access to housing as a core economic development issue for west Michigan through data-oriented dialogue and partnership with employers, local municipalities, chambers of commerce, and developers.

“This is more than just breakfast; it’s an opportunity for us to collectively gain valuable insights and explore collaborative solutions to some of our community’s most pressing issues,” said Brandy Miller, Chamber Alliance president/CEO. “As we delve into understanding the role we share as business leaders and non-profit organizations in addressing and advocating for housing solutions, we hope this event is a catalyst for fostering meaningful connections, and actively contributing to the growth and prosperity of Mason County.”

As part of this event, Miller will also present economic development highlights of the past year in Mason County.

The State of the Community Breakfast will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the members’ lounge at Lincoln Hills. Cost is $30 to attend (breakfast buffet included). Safe Harbor Credit Union, West Shore Bank, Ludington Daily News, Floracraft Corp. and Mason-Oceana Board of Realtors are sponsors of the event.

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