Keynote Speaker

Brian Calley is a collaborative leader who combines the skills from an accomplished private sector career with an extensive record of public service and a reputation for getting things done. He is passionate about making the world work better for all people and uses an inclusive problem-solving approach to make a difference. 

As President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Brian is able to put his passion for Michigan’s small businesses to work. He serves as a director of a publicly traded community bank, and as a Trustee of Oakland University. Additionally, he sits on various boards, including Special Olympics Michigan, Sparrow Health System, Disability Rights Michigan, and the Autism Alliance of Michigan, 

Calley had the honor of serving as Michigan’s 63rd Lieutenant Governor from 2011-2018. Prior to that, Calley served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, two terms as an Ionia County commissioner and worked for over a decade in community banking. He holds a BA from Michigan State University, an MBA from Grand Valley State University and an MPA from Harvard University. 

Calley is an avid runner, having completed more than a dozen full marathons and a capable piano player. He and his wife Julie live in Portland with their three children: Collin, Reagan and Karagan. 




Homelessness Advocacy Day

Wednesday, March 30

General Info

Please join us for MCAH’s 6th annual Michigan Homelessness Advocacy Day!

Hear from a former MI official about why advocacy matters and how it impacts policy and the legislative process.  Participate in a legislative visit session that will include 2022 MCAH Policy and Legislative priorities, tips for successful advocacy visits and follow up, along with ways to continue building the relationship with legislators and policy makers. 

Register to participate and you will receive an agenda for the day, a zoom link for the Homelessness Advocacy Day kick off with speaker, Zoom link for the prep webinar, 2022 virtual legislative visit materials and assistance with scheduling the visit and follow up.

 We hope you’ll join us this March for a chance to advocate for affordable housing and better homelessness policy across Michigan!



General Registration for Advocacy Day 2022 is free! However, if you’d like to support the year-round work to bring smart policy solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Michigan please consider becoming a MCAH member for only $30 (a $15 discount!) as part of your registration. All contributions to MCAH support our ongoing advocacy, provider training and support, and public awareness work.

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