Mayor's Office

Flint 7th Ward residents invited to community meeting addressing city council vacancy process

Mayor Sheldon Neeley will hold a 7th Ward Community Meeting next Thursday, June 29 to inform residents of the process for selecting a new councilmember in the wake of 7th Ward Councilmember Allie Herkenroder’s resignation.

The meeting will be held at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a presentation by Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other City officials will run from 6:30-8 p.m. A map to the location can be found on Mott Community College’s website:

7th Ward Councilmember Herkenroder announced on June 8 that she will resign her seat, effective July 1, 2023. Mayor Neeley has called the 7th Ward Community Meeting to provide information about the process to fill this vacancy, as well as provide a forum for residents to ask questions.

Mayor Neeley’s office is communicating directly with 7th Ward neighborhood associations, including Evergreen Estates, Central Park, Fairfield Village, College Cultural, Lapeer Park & Oakwood Park, Court St. Village, and Flint Neighborhoods United. All 7th Ward residents are invited to attend the community meeting.

“I want to make sure 7th Ward residents know that I am continuing to advocate their interests, and this administration will not let them go unrepresented on the Flint City Council,” Mayor Neeley said. “Residents deserve to have a voice in this process, and we will come together next Thursday to ensure that residents can engage directly with their city government.”