Flint native Charles Metcalfe was elected this past year to the Charter Review Commission. He is a lifelong resident of the city and received his education in Flint Schools. His spent his first two years of college at Flint Junior College (MCC).
Mr. Metcalfe completed his education in Ohio prior to returning to Flint and teaching at Clark Elementary for five years. He spent the remainder of his career as Community School Director, for the Flint Community School system.
When ask why he is working on the commission he believes that changes are needed to help move city government ahead. He believes that the city government is at a cross roads and that an updated charter, the first in 40 years, is needed. Mr. Metcalfe stated “My biggest hope is that the citizens of Flint will engage in the process to help make the city great again.”
On January 21, 2016 there is a community meeting at Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Rd, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This meeting is to learn about the various types of city governance available.
Citizens of Flint are encouraged to attend to make their choices known. The citizens are the ones who will determine the type of city government we have in the future, states Mr. Metcalfe.
The public is welcome to all Charter Review Commission meetings with dates, times, and locations posted on the Flint Neighborhoods United website calendar (flintneighborhoodsunited.org/events).