Hanley will speak on behalf of Saginaw County and Branch will speak on the state of the city during the event which runs from 7:30 – 9 a.m at The Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson in Saginaw.
Hanley, the new chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said he plans to speak about recent changes in the county, including the hiring of former Bay City Manager Robert Belleman to replace out going county controller Marc McGill. Hanley also plans to cover the county's plans to bond-out legacy costs and upcoming negotiations will all county employee unions.
Branch said he plans to talk about the path forward for the city and what can be done to address serious problems, like violent crime, facing Saginaw.
Following the speeches Thursday will be an announcement by Saginaw County officials and The Dow Event Center staff about a plan to develop the former Saginaw Centre downtown mall property across the street from the venue.
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