Michigan Municipal League
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022
Michigan Municipal League Honors Graduates of 2021 Elected Officials Academy
The following is a statement from Rosalynn Bliss, Chair of the Urban Core Mayors, and Mayor of Grand Rapids.
“Bridges are a vital piece of infrastructure that help connect people, places, and businesses. Many Michigan bridges, including ones in the communities we represent, are in poor condition and in desperate need of repair. The announcement today that Michigan will be receiving $112 million annually for the next five years from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to preserve, rehabilitate, replace aging bridges is a historic investment in this critical infrastructure. Undoubtedly, this investment will improve safety, enhance economic growth, and support local jobs.”
Rosalynn Bliss Mayor of Grand Rapids Chair, Urban Core Mayors
The Urban Core Mayors (UCM) represent the cities of Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Muskegon, Pontiac, and Saginaw. The UCM pursues policy and creates change through a strong and unified voice, and acts as the intersection between business and place to develop, attract, and retain the talent necessary to thrive in a new economy.