For Immediate Release – Local and State Leaders to Meet in Flint

Local Nonprofit Conveying Discussion and Public Q&A on Housing and Economic Development

Flint, Mich. – Communities First, Inc. (CFI), a local nonprofit community development corporation, is excited to announce that Community Candor LIVE! will occur on Friday, September 22nd from 8:00 – 9:30 AM at GM’s Factory One, located at 303 W Water St. Flint, MI 48503.

‘We’re excited to create opportunities for important conversations about issues that impact our community” said Joel Arnold, Planning and Advocacy Manager at Communities First. “Through our work, we strive to empower neighbors with the information they need to lead change. We’re excited for this second event in a series of roundtables centered on important issues that face communities across the region.”

Focusing on housing and economic development, community members are invited to attend this free event as well as enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Registration is required and can be done at

At the in-person event, CFI will host an engaging panel discussion and Q&A with state and local leaders including Glenn Wilson, President and CEO of Communities First, Inc. Amy Hovey, Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Luke Forrest, Executive Director of the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) and Michele Wildman, Executive Vice President, Economic Development Incentives and Services at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

“By bring together state and nonprofit leaders to discuss issues essential to our civic life, we hope to cultivate opportunities for collaboration,” said Glenn Wilson, President and CEO of Communities First. “We hope attendees’ take away that policy functions as an important tool to empower people and build healthy, vibrant communities.”

This event is sponsored in part by General Motors.

About Communities First, Inc. (CFI)
Communities First, Inc. is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation. Headquartered in Flint, CFI serves over 35,000 community members across Michigan and Indiana. CFI’s mission is to build healthy, vibrant communities through economic development, affordable housing, and innovative programming. More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at

For Immediate Release - Local and State Leaders to Meet in Flint

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