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9

Aug

2012

Coming up with a master plan for Flint’s future.By Steve...

Author: ImagineFlint


Coming up with a master plan for Flint’s future.

By Steve Carmody, Michigan Radio

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24

Jul

2012

Community Engagement starts with engagement IN the community.

Author: ImagineFlint
Social Media in most forms is an effective method to broadcast a message and receive broad feedback.  But it is an ineffective surrogate for developing a truly empathic understanding of the human issues facing every citizen of Flint regardless of where they fall on the socio-economic ladder.  The most helpful form of community engagement is to TALK to people face to face and ask them to get involved.  Their are a lot of citizens in every neighborhood of Flint that want to help improve the human condition here and many of them share common ground for getting there.  But they need to be engaged.  Meetings held in a singular location, regardless of their being publicly advertised on websites, does not consitutute engagement.  Advertizing its existence is a good beginning but it falls short by not leveraging the influence of the neighborhood leaders to help promote.  This effort should begin with the councilman of each ward getting to work (and volunteering, since they arn’t being paid at the moment) as we are being asked to do) and engaging the neighborhood associations, churches, businesses and community organizations (Masons, Elks, Moose, Eagles, etc.) and asking for their assistance in rallying the citizens through a request for help. Try it.  The people are out their.  They are just waiting for the leaders to guide the way.    
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3

Jul

2012

Master Plan Summer Kickoff EventJuly 19, 2012@ City of Flint,...

Author: ImagineFlint






Master Plan Summer Kickoff Event

July 19, 2012

@ City of Flint, Dome

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22

May

2012

WHat can I do?

Author: ImagineFlint
I know several messages have been left asking what can be done, and what does it mean to you, but the real question I’d like to ask is how can I help? I know Flint has very concerned citizens in place and I truly believe it will thrive once again!!! My email is attached.
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21

May

2012

Attracting business' for an economically strong community.

Author: ImagineFlint
Post number 4. I’m very concerned as my mother worked very hard in her community. Been reading the power point notes. Wandering what kind of business’ would be attracted to the neighborhood I grew up in. Being #1 on the most dangerous cities in America list, My conclusion- liquor stores, pawn shops, and illegal business’. I would really like that to change. For her…my mom.
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