Birkholz Institutes

The Birkholz Institutes bring together a small group of legislators to take a deep dive into an issue on the GLLC’s policy agenda and form a task force to lead the Caucus’ work to take coordinated regional action on the issue.

2023 Birkholz Institute

The 2023 GLLC Birkholz Institute will be held in Detroit in April 2023 and will be an in-depth workshop on climate resiliency in the Great Lakes region. Information on how to apply to be a part of the 2023 cohort will be provided soon.

If you have any questions, contact Jess Lienhardt at

Past Institutes

2019 Birkholz Institute in Detroit, Michigan

October 25-27, 2019

Task Force on Nutrient Management (recommendations coming soon!)