NEWS RELEASE   5/12/2010

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FLINT MAYOR DAYNE WALLING TO TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON D.C FOR SUMMIT ON AUTO IMPACTED COMMUNITIES

Flint, Michigan – May 12, 2010 – Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will travel to Washington D.C. to attend a summit on auto impacted communities. The Auto Communities and the Next Economy: Partnerships in Innovation summit is being hosted by the White House and Washington based Brookings Institution.

Mayor Walling will be joined at the conference by mayors from across the country whose communities have been negatively impacted by the decline of the automotive industry. The summit will focus on American auto communities and their role in the future.

“This summit provides a unique opportunity for Mayor’s of the country’s hardest hit auto communities to come together and share with the federal government what is needed to help turn our communities around,” said Mayor Walling. “No other community in the country has been impacted the way Flint has from the downturn of the automotive sector. I am looking forward to an engaging and productive discussion around the revitalization of American auto communities.”

The summit will be held in Washington D.C. May 17 – 18, 2010.


About Brookings Institute
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Whose mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:
      Strengthen American democracy;
      Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and
      Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

For more information contact Dawn Jones (810) 237-2039 or dfjones@cityofflint.com


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