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MML and Michigan Association of Mayors Mark 1-Year Anniversary of the Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

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Matt Bach
Michigan Municipal League
c: (810) 874-1073; mbach@mml.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2022

MML and Michigan Association of Mayors Mark 1-Year Anniversary of the Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

Michigan Municipal League Board President and Sterling Heights Councilperson Barbara Ziarko and Michigan Association of Mayors President and Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp issued a joint statement today recognizing the 1-year anniversary of the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA):

“The COVID-19 pandemic upended life across Michigan in ways we could have never imagined. Businesses struggled. Residents suffered food and financial insecurity. Our youth and educators did their best to adapt to remote learning. Many of us lost friends and loved ones. Throughout these hardships, Michigan communities did everything they could to stand resilient.

“The passage of the American Rescue Plan Act gave us the opportunity to emerge from the pandemic stronger than before it started. The $4.4 billion it provides to every city, village, township, and county in Michigan is a historic level of funding that is allowing Michigan communities to reinvest in vital local services and emerge from the pandemic even stronger than before. Local communities are working hard to move from rescue to prosperity by strategically investing our ARPA funds for the long-term benefit of our people and local businesses.”

Pauline Repp
Mayor of Port Huron
President, Michigan Association of Mayors

Barbara Ziarko
Councilmember, City of Sterling Heights
President, Michigan Municipal League

Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.

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