State Advocacy Day
Wednesday May 8th

Please join your colleagues to celebrate and grow the impact of our Y work on public policy in Michigan and beyond. A great day is planned packed with wonderful speakers and guests.  A detailed schedule for the day and an event fact sheet is available on the registration page. If you have questions, Fran Talsma at is happy to help.

Venue: The Accident Fund Building, 200 N. Grand Ave Lansing MI 48933

Who should attend:  Y leadership, staff and volunteers,  anyone with a Y story to share and who would like to learn more about engaging stakeholders to advocate for the Y and the communities we serve.

Featured Guests: The public policy committee has created a robust agenda for you. Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Michigan Health & Wellness Director Dr. Alexis Travis will join Y-USA Chief Government Affairs Officer Neal Denton and your Michigan Advocacy team will share stories, strategies, and solutions.

Share your story: Please bring along materials you would like to share with your Y colleagues, our speakers, and your legislators.

Location: The Accident Fund at 200 N. Grand Blvd is a quick walk to the State Capitol and the downtown Lansing YMCA. Security is a priority for buildings near the Capitol, you will sign in and collect your nametag in the lobby and be escorted in groups to our 9th floor meeting space. 

Parking: Complimentary Parking is available at the Accident Fund, please carpool if possible.

Register: Click here to register.  YMCA staff can attend for only $15, YMCA Volunteers are free.  Due to security policy of our venue, please register by 5/1/19.  click here to see the agenda​

Meals: A light breakfast, coffee and lunch is included in your registration fee.

Need help scheduling legislative visits?  Our lobbyist Capitol Services is here to help.  Please request assistance when registering or email Courtney Van Camp at

Attire: Please wear professional dress

Communications: A reminder email, map, and last minute details will be sent to all registrants on May 6th.