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

Matt Bach
Michigan Municipal League
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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

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