The purpose of the summit is to gather input to improve the long-term environment of our community – one that drives economic growth, quality of life, community leadership and diversity, making Bismarck a global community of choice.
Doors open at 8 A.M., program begins at 9:00 am. Mayor Mike Seminary will kick-off the Summit and provide an overview of the Bismarck Livability survey results. Inspirational and dynamic speaker, Monsignor James Shea, University of Mary President, will lead off the program with opening remarks. Governor Doug Burgum has been invited to discuss his Main Street Initiative, a skilled workforce, smart efficient infrastructure and healthy vibrant communities.
Morning and afternoon sessions will include discussion panels led by Community Stakeholder presenters representing community sectors including Education; Art, Humanities and Recreation; Commerce and Development; Business and Innovation and Community Services and Healthcare. Each sector represented will present and explore what the community wants to cultivate progress and invest in Bismarck’s future. Panelist presentations will be followed by question and answer sessions with questions sought from attendees.
Register now and plan to participate! Early bird registration is $25. Early bird pricing closes February 23. Regular ticket price $40. Lunch is included in ticket price.
The Mayor's Economic Development Advisory Group, a group consisting of young professionals and community leaders is hosting the event. Input gathered from the Livability Summit and the Bismarck Livability survey will help to set the stage for the City’s future Strategic Planning activities.
Monsignor Shea President of University of Mary
Mike Seminary Mayor of Bismarck
Brian Ritter BMDA
Shannon Reichenberg Bis-Man Homebuilders Assoc.
Scott Meske Bis-Man Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Deichert Bis-Man Board of Realtors
Eileen Walsh Dakota West Arts Council
Sheri Grossman Bismarck-Mandan Convention Visitor’s Bureau
Lorraine Shepherd Davis Native American Development Center
Randy Bina Bismarck Parks and Recreation
Tony Baker Pride Inc.
Russ McDonald United Tribes Technical College
Mike Weisbeck Light of Christ Schools
Tamara Uselman Bismarck Public Schools
Dr. Larry Skogen Bismarck State College
Jared Stober Innovate ND
Justin Walsh CoSchedule
Matt Sagaser Bobcat / Doosan
Seth Arndorfer Dakota Carrier Network
Mary Miller Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Dawn Kopp Bismarck Downtowners Association
Kurt Schley CHI / St. Alexius
Renae Moch Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health
Craig Lambrecht Sanford Health
Greg Haug Bismarck Airport
Bill Bauman YMCA
Doug Burgum Governor of North Dakota
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Early bird ticket sales end February 23rd