From the PublisherMay 2024


Dear Readers,

Team My City has always been known for sharing unique and compelling stories – often, our content is influenced by national observances, holidays, things to which we can all relate.

This month, we chose several groups and individuals who are dedicated to making life better for their fellow humans in a variety of ways.

To acknowledge Law Day (May 1), we are highlighting members of the Greater Flint legal community. Included is a “7 Questions” profile of Captain Jillian Macey, the first woman to fill the role of Genesee County Corrections Administrator. Also featured is the Community Resolution Center, a group of professionals celebrating 30 years of helping people resolve legal conflicts outside of a courtroom. And we take a look at the MADE Institute – standing for Money, Attitude, Direction and Education – they provide programs and initiatives to help people transition from jail cells to living successful lives. Finally, local criminal defense lawyer Nicholas Robinson offers his expertise with a timely article about the process of jury selection. We appreciate those who helped us share these stories with you.

Gracing our cover is a photo of the fantastic mural that has been created for the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC). It has been quite a process and involved artists from all over the world. The mural will be unveiled on May 9 – check out “My Arts”. And, it’s time for the Fli River Anglers to enjoy another season of great fly fishing on the Flint River. A chapter of the FRWC, they reach out to impact the lives of underserved local kids while furthering their mission to preserve the waterway. You can help them continue their good work.

We can’t go wrong with stories about people helping kids. Read about the Flint Flames youth basketball program that is part mentoring, part skills – they’re training some of the state’s best young players! The coaches are dedicated to providing an environment for local kids to thrive while having fun and just being kids. You can help them, too.

Finally, as the country honors our veterans this month, we are happy to share news of the long-awaited Veteran’s Memorial at Freedom Park in Fenton. The space will be officially dedicated on Memorial Day this year. As a Fenton resident, I will be on hand to celebrate the work of the passionate group whose journey to create this beautiful tribute began in 2019.

There’s plenty more great reading to round out this issue – I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for spending time with My City.


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