MacDonald helps Detroit win bid for 2024 National Guard Association conference

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald on Wednesday applauded the recent unanimous selection of Detroit as host for the 2024 National Guard Association of the United States conference.

“It is outstanding news that Detroit has been selected to host this important national conference on National Guard issues,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “This would be an exciting opportunity to showcase our state’s research, development, manufacturing and innovation sectors and also bring millions of dollars in direct economic impact to the city and the region.”

The selection will be official following a validation visit in January and follows Senate approval of MacDonald’s resolution urging the association to choose Detroit.

Senate Resolution 89 supported the Michigan National Guard’s efforts to have Detroit chosen for the conference, which is tentatively scheduled for August 20-27, 2024. SR 89 also highlighted that more than 5,000 Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia would be coming to Detroit to discuss policy and care issues with many of the nation’s top military and political leaders.

The National Guard Association of the United States is the advocacy association representing the National Guard on federal policy issues.

In his letter to MacDonald announcing the selection, Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard, thanked MacDonald for his support of the bid and of Michigan’s “veteran and currently serving military community.”