2010 Annual meeting & conference

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 16-18, 2010

Summary of Annual Meeting & Conference

Media Documents

Thursday June 17th Press Release - (English)
Thursday June 17th Press Release  - (French)

Friday June 18th Press Release - (English)
Friday June 18th Press Release - (French)

Oil Press Release
Letter to Canadian Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security - June 17th, 2010

Backgrounder - (English)
Backgrounder - (French)

Cities Represented

Resolutions Approved at the 2010 Annual Members Meeting 


Resolution #1 - Harbor Maintenance Tax
Resolution #2 - Phragmites
Resolution #3 - Support Regional Integrated Watershed Plans Within the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the Canada Ontario Agreement
Resolution #4 - Human Health, Toxic Chemicals and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin
Resolution #6 - Lake Ontario Water Quality Action Plan for West Durham Waterfront
Resolution #7 - Protection for Migratory Birds and "Lights Out" Program
Resolution #8 - Asian Carp
Resolution #9 - Invasive Species
Resolution #10 - Municipal Involvement and Funding of the Canada Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin
Resolution #11 - St. Lawrence Plan
Resolution #12 - Investing in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
Resolution #13 - Moving Towards a Green Economic Strategy for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
Resolution #14 - Vision for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
Resolution #15 - Water Infrastructure Investments
Resolution #17 - Quebec City's Bid for Universal Forum of Cultures in 2016
Resolution #18 - Support of the Right of Public Passage Along the Shoreline of the Great Lakes
Resolution #19 - Green CiTTS Program

Wege Small Cities Sustainability Best Practices Award

For all submissions

Water Conservation Framework Recognition Awards

  • Most Innovative Water Conservation Method - City of Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Most Progress on Water Conservation - City of Cobourg, Ontario

Keynote Addresses

Richard M. Daley - Mayor of Chicago and Founding U.S. Chair of GLSLCI

Cameron Davis - Senior Advisor to the Administrator - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

George K. Heartwell - Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan - Outgoing Chairman of GLSLCI


Vision for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River: A Green Economy

  • Phillip Enquist - Skidmore, Owings, Merrill LLP (please email pam.kaput@glslcities.org for a copy of this presentation)

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Tourism: Expanding the Territory

Invaders of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River: Asian Carp, Algae and Ballast Water

Cities Taking Action: Advancing the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and other waters