City of Flint to update Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan, asks for resident feedback
Jun05

City of Flint to update Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan, asks for resident feedback

EVM Staff During the month of June, the City of Flint Department of Business and Community Services will host community meetings in each ward to kick off the Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan Update. The plan, formerly known as the “Imagine Flint Master Plan,” helps determine land use and other planning policy throughout the city, and the goal is adoption of an updated plan by December 2025. The City of Flint’s former plan...

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Petitions for Flint Board of Education seat now open
Jun01

Petitions for Flint Board of Education seat now open

By EVM Staff Petitions to become a member of Flint’s Board of Education are now available through the Flint City Clerk’s Office. According to a Clerk’s Office press release on May 31, 2024, one seat will be open for the upcoming Nov. 5 election: that of current Flint Community Schools Board of Education President Michael Clack. Clack’s term term expires on Dec. 31 of this year, and he is currently competing...

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Here’s where you can celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Flint
May29

Here’s where you can celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Flint

By Canisha Bell The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863 with the intent to free enslaved African Americans. However, not all enslaved African Americans were freed, nor even informed of their freedom, that day.  In fact, over two years later on June 19, 1865 — when 2,000 Union troops arrived announcing the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas — there were still over 250,000 enslaved African Americans in the...

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Mott Community College calls for interim president applications
May22

Mott Community College calls for interim president applications

By EVM Staff Mott Community College (MCC) has opened the application for its Interim President position. In a press release on May 22, 2024, the college states that “the person selected for this position will serve as the Interim President of Mott Community College until the position of the President is filled as otherwise determined by the Board of Trustees.” The release also notes that the college’s search for a...

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Michigan Dental Association Foundation to offer free dental services in Flint over 2-day event
May20

Michigan Dental Association Foundation to offer free dental services in Flint over 2-day event

By Canisha Bell The Michigan Dental Association Foundation (MDA) plans to bring hundreds of dentists and dental staff volunteers together on June 14 and 15 to provide free services to thousands of patients at Flint’s Dort Financial Center. The program, known as Mission of Mercy, is a collaborative effort to offer free dental care to all, regardless of income or residency status, and organizers are expecting to provide an...

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Committee to bring recommended timeline, process for selecting MCC’s next president before Board
May19

Committee to bring recommended timeline, process for selecting MCC’s next president before Board

By Kate Stockrahm Mott Community College’s presidential search is on, with an ad hoc committee set to make timeline and process recommendations to the college’s full Board of Trustees this week. Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, who has helmed the college for a decade, is stepping down on May 24, 2024, and the race has begun to find both an interim president as well as her permanent replacement. During an ad hoc committee meeting to discuss...

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