City needs residents’ help completing water line replacements ahead of schedule

City needs residents’ help completing water line replacements ahead of schedule

In its ongoing efforts to ensure a safe water supply in every home, the City of Flint wants to make certain no residents are overlooked. Following Mayor Karen Weaver’s recent announcement that service line replacements are being performed at a pace ahead of projected completion, residents and landlords with active city water accounts are reminded […]

Mayor Weaver will discuss water safety and infrastructure with mayors nationwide

Mayor Weaver will discuss water safety and infrastructure with mayors nationwide

Flint will become the central meeting place of government leaders from throughout the country to discuss future water safety. Mayor Karen Weaver will host a meeting of her political peers representing cities in multiple states where the aging infrastructure’s impact on water supply is a concern. The leadership will attend a closed discussion of the […]

Mayor Weaver’s administration pushes for more progress to overcome ongoing city challenges

Mayor Weaver’s administration pushes for more progress to overcome ongoing city challenges

Mayor Karen Weaver is being celebrated for her leadership in the midst of Flint’s most significant public health crisis, but she isn’t resting on her laurels. Weaver recently attended the yearly Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington, D.C. where she received the Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.’s Health Award. She also was recently named a member […]

Millennials say jobs, affordable housing, entrepreneurial funding needed to keep them in Flint

Millennials say jobs, affordable housing, entrepreneurial funding needed to keep them in Flint

Young people would like to stay in Flint, and the community sure needs them to take an active role in the city’s resurgence. There are obstacles and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver wants to help the millennials overcome them. She hopes the young, ambitious demographic targeted in her Millennial Day forums will help city stakeholders better understand […]

HUD chief Ben Carson awards Flint $30 million for mixed development proposal

HUD chief Ben Carson awards Flint $30 million for mixed development proposal

Flint is celebrating a $30-million victory on the heels of a visit by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The Michigan native awarded the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to Mayor Karen Weaver after Flint became one of five cities to win a nationwide competition last fall. The funds […]

39 businesses move into Flint’s Ferris Wheel, sparking the city’s growth

39 businesses move into Flint’s Ferris Wheel, sparking the city’s growth

Nearly 40 local entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses and students moved into their new co-working digs at the Ferris Wheel building, the latest indicator of Flint’s attractive small business culture. The new entrants join an entrepreneurial class of downtown business ventures that now tops 100, according to a recent TheHUB Flint audit. Published earlier this month the […]

Flint’s economic development director readies for new investments

Flint’s economic development director readies for new investments

Investors wanted. That’s Roderick Miller’s mantra. The City of Flint’s incoming economic development director is assembling proof that Flint is more nimble, responsive and ready for development than many might think. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has, for example, supported more than $296 million in new investment and government contracts in 2017, according […]

Water levels continue to test below LCR action levels

Water levels continue to test below LCR action levels

The city of Flint’s water quality has tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) for nearly two years, representing four consecutive 6-month monitoring periods, according to a report issued today by the Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Preliminary data for the first half of the current 6-month monitoring period […]