WHAT: Flint Water Town Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, January 11 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Michigan-Flint North Bank Center, Grand Ballroom
432 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48506
ALTERNATIVE VIEWING AREA:
U of M-Flint University Center (UCEN)
400 Mill St. Flint, MI 4850
Mayor Karen Weaver and several members of her team attended a Data Summit Tuesday hosted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Chicago. Weaver is appreciative to EPA officials who agreed to her request to cover expenses for City of Flint employees so they could hear firsthand from experts who presented the latest information on the Flint water system determined from testing data.
“We need to be at the table when details about our water quality is discussed and I’m glad we will be at no additional cost to the city,” said Weaver.
The mayor and others, including Flint’s Water Plant Supervisor, Public Health Advisor and City Engineer, plan to share the information they learn at the EPA Data Summit with Flint residents at the Flint Water Town Hall planned for Wednesday, January 11, at the University of Michigan-Flint Northbank Center from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
“The citizens of Flint should be informed,” said Mayor Weaver. “Whatever information we learn, we’re going to share it with the residents and we’re also going to take it into consideration as we make important decisions related to water in the days, weeks and months ahead.”
In addition to officials from the City of Flint, officials from the State of Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Virginia Tech, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan will also be part of the town hall and will provide Flint residents with an update on the status of the Flint water system, explain the latest testing data, and answer questions from residents. Health experts will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about health and medical resources. The Flint Water Town Hall is not a decision-making meeting. The town hall is a proactive effort to share the most current testing data, bringing together the same subject matter experts who attended the U.S. EPA Data Summit in Chicago this week. The meeting will be hosted by Mayor Karen Weaver and is supported by the State of Michigan and the Flint Cares Community Coalition.
Livestream will be available at www.abc12.com/livestream for those who want to watch the town hall meeting live online.