The right to criticize government is also an obligation to know what you are talking about.
 Lent Upson - first director of Citizens Research Council of Michigan


Thursday, September 20, 2018

 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

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The Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124

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Sharon Martin
Citizens Research Council of Michigan

Two Congressional alumni. One Twitter celebrity. A fabulous evening awaits. 

Join Michigan’s Fact Tank for Our Annual Public Policy Dinner September 20, 2018

Come gather with others who value objective public policy research at The Dearborn Inn in Dearborn for a reception, research expo, dinner, and a keynote discussion.

During the evening, we're pleased to be honoring former U.S. Representative John Dingell with our Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. Public Service Award. Mr. Dingell is being recognized for his many contributions to our state and nation as the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. History, representing Michigan for more than 59 years.

Our Keynote Discussion will feature a balanced conversation on the state and national political landscape Mr. Dingell will be joined by former U.S. Representative Candice Miller, the current Macomb County Public Works Commissioner. Ms. Miller also served as the Michigan Secretary of State, Macomb County Treasurer, and Harrison Township Supervisor.

 Kimberly Gill, co-anchor of WDIV-TV local 4 News will moderate the discussion. 


               John Dingell                            Candice Miller                                 Kimberly Gill                        

A fact tank can’t run on fumes. Help support better policy decisions and better government in Michigan by supporting this annual event. Your participation helps Citizens Research Council continue providing the trusteddeep-diveunbiasedhigh-quality and impactful policy research Michigan needs.

Tickets are $150. They may be purchased individually or as a full table of eight seats ($1,200) or a half table of four seats ($600). Excluding the cost of dinner and drinks, each ticket includes a tax deductible donation to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

(Interested in sponsoring this prestigious event? Please contact Sharon Martin at or call 734-542-8001 for details.)

Event Agenda:

  • 5:30 PM - Registration, Research Expo showcasing current research, and reception with a hosted bar
  • 6:30 PM - Plated Dinner
  • 7:10 PM - Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. Public Service Award Presentation to John Dingell
  • 7:30 PM - Keynote discussion with John Dingell and Candice Miller moderated by Kimberly Gill
  • 8:30 PM - Adjourn 

                                  Register Now! 

  Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors 

 Presenting Sponsors

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                                                                      Wells Fargo

      Platinum Sponsors     
Eugene and Mary Anne Gargaro
Erica and Ralph Gerson  
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