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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Mayor Weaver Scolds City Council Over Budget Add-Ons

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Mayor Karen Weaver said she was not happy with the Flint City Council’s budget plan for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins July 1. The Council’s plan calls for add-ons to the mayor’s proposed $54 million budget that include a $20,000 pay raise for the city clerk; creation of a deputy clerk and parliamentarian position; and the addition of health benefits for part-time employees.  Council members would be eligible for the health benefits. In response, Mayor Weaver issued a terse warning during a special…

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Nestle Agrees to Provide Bottled Water to Three Flint Locations

Mayor Karen Weaver recently announced that Nestle Waters has agreed to provide bottled water to Flint residents. “We have been in conversation with representatives at Nestle Waters and they have generously agreed to provide the three Help Centers in Flint with bottled water for the next several months,” said Weaver. “I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint. I also want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping to make this a reality, Senator Jim Ananich and Jamie Gaskin and his team…

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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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City Officials to Explore Legal Options Following PODS Shutdown  

 Governor’s Office Responds to Mayor’s Remarks   FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver said city officials feel they have no other choice but to exercise legal options to get the support still needed in Flint since Gov. Rick Snyder is no longer interested in discussing the water situation.  Mayor Weaver made the remarks following a meeting with the governor in Lansing on Monday, April 16.  Earlier this month, Gov. Synder announced Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again and that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies…

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Faith Leaders, Flint Supporters Step In As State Pulls Out

  State-Funded Bottled Water Supply Has Ended By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer  Flint, Mich. – The state-funded bottled water supply has ended leaving some Flint residents to rely on water donations from outside sources. Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies ran out because Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again. In a statement issued Friday, April 6, Gov. Snyder said Flint’s water quality has tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) for…

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Mayor Weaver Announces New Economic Development Team

(FLINT, Mich.) – Mayor Karen Weaver announced developments regarding her administration’s efforts to improve economic development in the City of Flint by launching a comprehensive strategy to grow jobs and investment. “It’s been years since Flint had its own team focused on economic development, but all that is changing,” said Mayor Weaver at a press conference Monday, April 9. Weaver recognized the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which had a major role in making this change a reality. “We appreciate the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for seeing the promise and importance of investing…

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City Officials Reach Trial Agreement on Water Restoration Service

FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver’s administration announced today that the City Attorney and Chief Financial Officer have worked with Flint City Council to help restore service to water customers who have had their service disconnected due to non-payment. “This is a compromise the City will implement on a trial basis,” Hughey Newsome, Chief Financial Officer for Flint.  “This process will be in place for the next 60 days effective immediately. We hope that this will allow more residents to get their utility accounts reactivated and maintained,” Newsome stated in a…

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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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Mayor Weaver Honored by Rainbow PUSH and AFL-CIO

FLINT, Mich. – Mayor Karen Weaver pictured with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton was honored at the 21st Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York City on February 9. Mayor Weaver was also honored February 10 in Southfield, Michigan by the Michigan Council 25 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO at the union’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony. Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Google+0 LinkedIn0 0Shares

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