Mayor Karen Weaver Bids Farewell to Communication Director, Kristin Moore, and Welcomes Candice Mushatt

Mayor Karen Weaver has announced the appointment of Candice Mushatt as the new Communications/Public Information Officer for the City of Flint.  In a statement, Mayor Weaver said she wishes Kristin Moore well as she leaves the job and advances her career. “I would like to thank Kristin Moore for her service to the City and residents of Flint and I wish her well in her new endeavors.  We are so grateful to have Candice Mushatt, formerly the Public Health Coordinator, who is well capable and prepared to step in and…

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City Opens New Blight Hearings Bureau

Mayor Karen Weaver has announced the addition of a Blight Hearings Bureau at Flint City Hall. “We have secured grant funding to create a Blight Hearings Bureau to help address the abundance of abandoned, unoccupied, and poorly maintained properties in Flint,” said Mayor Weaver. “We want our city to thrive and be a nice and safe place to live, work and play. My hope is that the addition of this Blight Hearings Bureau will be a vehicle to help us build on the progress we’ve been making in this area.”…

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City of Flint Now a Finalist for Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Improve Neighborhoods

  FLINT, Mich. — The City of Flint and Flint Housing Commission have been informed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Flint has been selected as a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant finalist. The Flint Implementation team, comprised of the City of Flint, Flint Housing Commission, Norstar Development USA, Mott Community College and the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, submitted an application to HUD in November 2017 and is now one of six finalists out of 20 applicants nationwide. “We are very excited to see this opportunity…

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Pothole Repair Plan in Place Say City Officials

FLINT, Mich. — City officials have announced a pothole patching plan for 2018 is officially in place. The plan will serve as a guide for city crews as they try to get an early start on work to repair potholes on streets around Flint. “We have already started patching potholes per the plan and will continue to patch until the frost is out of the ground,” said Rob Bincsik, director of public works for the City of Flint.   “We expect this pothole season to be fairly severe since there is approximately…

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards City of Flint $2.9 Million Grant 

FLINT, Mich. —  The City of Flint has received a $2.9 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help address extremely low staff levels and economic development needs.  Mayor Karen Weaver made the announcement at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 19. “We have been meeting with LaJune Montgomery Tabron and her team for over a year,” said Mayor Weaver. “I can’t thank her, and everyone at the Kellogg Foundation, enough for their willingness to learn about the unique needs of the city and the people of Flint and…

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Researchers Conclude Legionnaires Outbreak Linked to Change in Water Supply

Flint, Mich. – A research team with the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) has found that the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County can be attributed to the change in the City of Flint’s drinking water supply to the Flint River. The team’s findings are based on detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets. The researchers also found that the specific strain of Legionella isolated from Flint residences as part of FACHEP’s sampling in 2016 is not readily detected by…

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Flint Officials Announce City-wide Basketball League for Local Youth

Flint City officials are pleased to announce the start of a new City-wide basketball league for local youth. The league is the result of a partnership between the City, Chris McLavish Basketball (CMB), ReCAST, Foss Avenue Baptist Church, and Cathedral of Faith Church. This will be the first official basketball league, run by the City of Flint, in more than 15 years. Participation in the City-wide Basketball league is free. Open registration will be held December 19, 20 and 21 at Cathedral of Faith. Officials will announce more details about…

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Council Moves Forward in 5-4 Vote on Water Contract

Flint, Mich. – The Flint City Council voted to enter into a 30-year contract making the Great Lakes Water Authority the City of Flint’s primary water source. Council voted 5-4 to approve the deal, which had been the recommendation of Mayor Karen Weaver. Councilmembers Eric Mays, Maurice Davis, Santino Guerra, Herbert Winfrey and Jerry Winfrey-Carter supported the long-term contract, while Kate Fields, Monica Galloway, Eva Worthing, and L. Allan Griggs opposed. “I believe staying with GLWA as the city’s primary water source is the best option when you consider factors…

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City to Host Tree Lighting Event Friday, Dec. 1

Mayor Karen Weaver and Flint City officials will help usher in the holiday season at Flint City Hall Friday, December 1, 2017 with a Tree Lighting/Holiday Kick Off event. In addition to honoring local police and firefighters with trees lit with blue and red lights, there will be a tree lit with white lights to represent unity and peace. The tree lighting ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. A variety of community groups, organizations, and retailers have signed on to help make it a festive and entertaining event. The Flint…

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