From the Publisher September 2022


Dear Readers,

The summer wrapped up with some true Flint-style fun and world class events! I recently enjoyed another opportunity to participate in a unique event with my daughter Courtney – we went “Over the Edge” and rappelled down the face of The Durant. We were joined by a group of other supporters who met the challenge to raise funds for The Disability Network (TDN). I can’t wait to do it again next year! Read more about the great work of TDN on the inside-front cover.

The Greater Flint community is not lacking for organizations that are dedicated to helping their fellow humans. Of course, you’ve heard of Whaley Children’s Center and the work they do. But what about President/CEO Mindy Williams? What’s her favorite family recipe? What makes her feel at peace? Find these answers and more in the 7 Questions with … Mindy Williams feature.

Also profiled in this issue is John Henry, former director of the Flint Institute of Arts. Read about his journey to Flint and impressive contributions to growing the FIA during his 25-year tenure. We wish John and Janice all the best for a fulfilling retirement.

Not planning to retire is a Montrose resident, amputee and captain of the U.S. ParaGolf team, Tracy Ramin. He’s on a mission to get adaptive golf into the Paralympics – great story! And, local science teacher Melissa Koronka was chosen to receive the Cranbrook Institute of Science 2022 Outstanding Educator Award – fantastic!

There’s much more: eats, fun, tech, music, style, history and art … this issue has something for everyone. While we get so much positive feedback about our publication, we’re always striving to make it better, more engaging, more interesting. We often wonder: what do you think of My City? We created a quick survey for you to take here; for your participation, we’re giving you three free issues of MCM (and our sincerest appreciation).

I hope you had a wonderful summer … it’s time for all the fun that fall brings – and My City will be there!

Thanks for reading,

Vince Lorraine,
Publisher & Editor In Chief


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