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February 20, 2014

Speaker to address Grand Vision network

TRAVERSE CITY — An expert on solving complex community problems is the keynote speaker at an event sponsored by Rotary Charities.

The speech today by David Phillips of San Francisco-based consulting group FSG is related to the Grand Vision. The land use and planning study sought to develop a regional strategy for future growth, land use and transportation in the Grand Traverse area during the next 50 years.

Phillips will speak about a concept called “Collective Impact,” which is a strategy that communities can use to solve complex social problems.

“It can and does work in rural areas,” Phillips said.

The event takes place at the Hagerty Center today from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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