Ken Gutman: Setting Up Your Bond For Success
Ken Gutman shares how his district passed several bonds, including what was the second-largest in state history.
Ken Gutman of Michigan's Walled Lake School District shares how his district passed several bonds, including what was the second-largest in state history.
During Ken Gutman’s tenure, Michigan’s Walled Lake School District has passed several bonds and secured lots of community support. In 2019, the 13,000 student school district passed a $319 million bond for Building, Infrastructure, and Equity—the second-largest bond ever in the state at the time.
It’s safe to say Gutman knows how to get a bond passed. From gaining buy-in to marketing the outcomes, he has a process for getting even the largest votes passed.
However, it wasn’t flashy mailers that got Walled Lake’s buy-in. Gutman shares how the relationships he’s built over the more than a decade in the role at Walled Lake has ultimately been the key to his success.
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