The Michigan Urban Core Mayors Applaud the Bi-Partisan Agreement to Make a Historic Investment In our Nation’s Infrastructure
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss issued a statement today on behalf of the Michigan Urban Core Mayors in recognition of the 1-year anniversary of the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA):
“Michigan’s urban core cities were at the heart of the state’s pandemic response. Our first responders and essential workers were vital to ensuring services could be delivered to residents in need. One year ago, the American Rescue Plan Act gave us hope that there was light at the end of the tunnel. This federal stimulus is allowing our cities to emerge from the pandemic on a stronger footing by using these funds to help build up our small businesses and refill out downtowns. We are also able to strategically invest in core issues like housing and infrastructure so that our children can see the benefit of these funds long into the future.”
Mayor, City 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 – they pursue policy and create change through a strong and unified v oice, and act as the intersection between business and place to develop, attract, and retain the talent necessary to thrive in a new economy.