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September 11, 2018

SVSU's Henry Marsh Institute hosting Midland Political Leadership Academy

Saginaw Valley State University's Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy is facilitating the Midland Political Leadership Academy for residents of Midland County.

The political leadership program teaches interested individuals about how to run for office or learn about appointed positions available in Midland County. The session will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Midland Chamber of Commerce, located at 300 Rodd Street in downtown Midland.

Interested individuals can register by emailing

Acceptance is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The academy is free to all participants, and lunch will be provided.

The program will feature lectures on the topics of appointed positions in Midland County, how to run for a political office, and examine effective campaign strategies.

The Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy – founded in 2011 – is a 10-month program at SVSU that educates citizens in the Great Lakes Bay Region on various political and leadership topics.

The program is named after the late Henry Marsh, who served as mayor of Saginaw beginning in 1967 and later served on SVSU's Board of Fellows. He received an honorary degree from SVSU in 1970.

The Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy is funded by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. For more information, please visit