“From the Publisher” November 2016


Dear Readers,

I have to tell you how gratified I am by the outpouring of praise I receive almost daily from MCM readers who compliment both my team and the content of My City and My City Wellness magazines. They tell me that since receiving their first issue over three years ago, they’ve felt lucky to have such quality magazines. They’ve called it a “truly world class magazine” and a “true gem” for Flint. I’m sure I speak for the dedicated people who work so hard every month when I say that we are honored! Your kudos keep Team My City working hard to make My City happen.

As we head into the holiday season – the season of giving – we have inspiring articles about individuals and institutions that play vital roles in serving those less fortunate. One such story is about Floyd and Brenda Clack, who are continuing a 36-year tradition of providing Flint area senior citizens with a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. We also have a list of some local organizations looking for volunteers this year … of course, there are many more. If you have the means to help them out, I encourage you to do so.

Reaching out in another way is the North Flint Neighborhood Action Council, working to improve and revitalize North Flint. And in a “My Community” feature, we profile Dr. Jessie Muldrew, who received the 2016 Libby Award for the many ways she has reached out to others throughout her life, and still does. We also have a piece on Whaley Children’s Center, well known for changing many young lives.

On the lighter side, MCM got time with the Flint Firebirds new head coach, Ryan Oulahen – he’s got a lot of confidence in his young players. If you haven’t been to a game, head over to Dort Federal Event Center for some hockey action its truest form. It’s a really great thing for Flint. Go Firebirds!

We love stories about new growth and investment in Flint; it seems like every week, I hear of another company that is considering investment in our transforming city. I, myself, am thinking about a move Downtown for my corporate team. This month, our “My Downtown” piece highlights a concept from Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman – SkyPoint Ventures’ new project, The Ferris Wheel, is a unique co-work/innovation zone. And, our “My Tech” piece on the Develop(Her) women’s program is very exciting, as well!

MCM is excited about awarding the $2,500 Grand Prize in our first Essay Contest & Scholarship for details about voting for the winner. Watch for more contest announcements coming soon. Finally, our “My Haps” section has nearly 500 faces in it … 18 pages of city-zens making it happen!

I wish you a Thanksgiving filled with love of family.

Thanks for reading,


vince3 Vince Lorraine, Publisher & Editor in Chief vince@mycitymag.com




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