Small Town & Rural Development COnference

2023 Small Town and Rural Development Conference

Seeking session proposals now! Submit your session by December 8, 2022.

Registration will open in 2023.

The annual Michigan Small Town & Rural Development Conference will be June 6 – 8, 2023. Join us to learn about housing in rural communities and small towns, addressing broadband connectivity, renewable energy, and more. 

This conference is geared toward those working in and on behalf of small or rural communities in Michigan and is hosted by the Rural Partners of Michigan.

We hope to see you there!

Please contact Shawn Hunter at if you have any questions.

2023 Pitch Competition Information coming soon!

Open the flyer to learn about eligibility and sample project areas.

The 2022 Top 10 Communities are: Big Rapids, Coopersville, Durand, Hart, Gaylord, Kochville Township and Tawas City and the townships of Alabaster, Almont and Muir.


2023 Conference Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Small Town & Rural Development Conference? Contact Shawn Hunter.


Dinner Sponsor