Michigan Community Service Commission to host listening tour
The Michigan Community Service Commission is hosting a Volunteer Michigan Tour, visiting each region in the state to explore ways to expand service and volunteerism in communities across Michigan.
The listening tour will allow community leaders to share thoughts on how volunteers and national service can help address the state’s biggest issues. Participants will discuss community challenges and ways to improve the quality of life for residents. Contributors also will explore methods to collaborate and share resources. The input gathered from the tour will help shape the future of Michigan volunteerism and national service as participants will generate ideas to include in a new State Service Plan.
“We want to hear from a diverse group of community leaders to see how service and volunteerism can address Michigan’s toughest challenges,” said Michigan Community Service Commission executive director Ginna Holmes.
The tour will host events in the following cities:
Muskegon: Aug. 27 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Muskegon Innovation Hub, 200 Viridian Drive
Grand Rapids: Sept. 25 – 2 to 4 p.m. at Grand Valley State University, Kirkhof Center - Grand River Room, 10670 S Campus Dr.
Newaygo: Sept. 27 - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Camp Newaygo, 5333 S Centerline Road
Traverse City: Oct. 3 - 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hagerty Conference Center at Northwestern Michigan College, 715 E. Front St.
Midland: Oct. 11 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews Road
Gaylord: Oct. 17 – 9 to 11 a.m. at Gaylord City Hall, 305 E Main St.
Marquette: Oct. 18 – 2 to 3 p.m. at Northern Michigan University, University Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave.
East Lansing: Oct. 23 – 9 to 11 a.m. at Michigan State University, Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road
Ann Arbor: Oct. 25 – 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 pm. at United Way of Washtenaw County, 2305 Platt Road
Kalamazoo area: Oct. 30 - 1 to 3 p.m. at the Scotts Community Center, 8450 36th St.
Detroit: Nov. 1 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Detroit PAL, 1680 Michigan Ave.
Flint: Nov. 8 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market, 300 E. 1st St.