From the Publisher June 2019

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 7 of My City Magazine!

Hundreds of stories later, we’re still having fun bringing you this publication every month. As Greater Flint continues to be an exciting place to live, we’re here to share it with you.

The face of Downtown continues to evolve with another unique project – a Live/Work Development co-created by Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Kettering University and Flint SOUP. This is another great concept as this city continues its rapid revitalization, investments in infrastructure and improvements in housing and business opportunities.

In Flint, as in many cities, higher education plays a key role in future growth. As major universities build larger campuses and increase their presence in Flint, the demand for that higher education is sought by International students. With more immigrants calling Flint their home, a need arises for ways to help them interact with the city and its culture. Diversity is another sign of a growing city, and cities must respond by providing the immigrant population with a resource hub. The International Center of Greater Flint was established to address those needs.

Greater Flint citizens voted (over 18,000 of them!) and the results are in. You’ll find the list of this year’s City’s Choice Award Winners. Each year, these people and businesses are honored to be on this list. Thanks to all who voted and congratulations to the winners.

Winners of another kind are highlighted in our “My Success” feature: UM-Flint graduates who received the prestigious Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholarship Award. Read the personal statements they submitted for committee consideration – a great group of young adults ready to make things happen.

Another Greater Flint standout is our “My Eats” subject – Signature Chop House in Flushing (amazing lamb chops!) Open since 2014, this fine-dining establishment and banquet facility offers unique ambiance and top-quality food. My City has decided to hold the “My Wedding Bridal Fair” there – save the date – it’s scheduled for September 8 and will be a first-class event.

Rounding out the content are Sports, Arts, Outreach and another great History piece covering the ‘60s. AND, as is typical for this time of year, we have 15 pages of “Haps!”

As Flint comes alive with great summer happenings, we hope to “snap” you out and about. You’ll find coverage of all the action here in My City!

Thanks for reading.

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