NEWS RELEASE   3/1/2012

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CITY OF FLINT WILL HOLD FINAL NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING TONIGHT IN WARD 6
Flint, Michigan – March 1, 2012 – For the past month, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown and members of the Flint City Council have hosted community meetings in each of the city’s nine wards. The first meeting was held in ward 9 on February 2. Tonight, Brown and Sixth Ward Councilman Sheldon Neeley will host the final neighborhood meeting at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 Ballenger Highway, beginning at 5:30 pm.

More than 700 have participated in the eight meetings thus far, giving Brown an opportunity to connect with residents from all across the city. “There are so many in this community who are passionate about Flint and really care about the future of the city,” said Brown. “We are facing some severe challenges and we will have to make some tough decisions moving forward. These meetings have allowed me to share these challenges with the residents and hear first-hand their concerns, frustrations, and their ideas about how we work together to make Flint a better community.”

Brown has been serving as Flint’s Emergency Manager since December 1, 2011. He was appointed to the position by Governor Rick Snyder under the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, Public Act 4 of 2011.

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