Save the date: Townhall meeting being planned

FLINT TWP. — The township will be a stop for the statewide Michigan Truth Tour in partnership with the award-winning Bridge Magazine, according to an announcement this week by Clerk Kathy Funk.

From 25 to 100 local people will be invited to the Flint Township Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. on September 12 for a 45-60-minute discussion called “A Great Place to Live.” It is part of a statewide roadshow designed to ground the upcoming November election in facts and also probe some of the state’s most important issues, according to a statement from Bridge,

Bridge Magazine is published by the Center for Michigan, a non-partisan “think and do” tank, striving to be the state’s citizenship company. For the past ten years, the Center has traveled around the state, listening to what more than 45,000 residents have to say about state policy. Each year, consensus opinions are shared with state elected leaders aimed at policy change.

The Town Hall Meeting will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss their perspective on quality of life in Michigan, what changes could make it better and what should be the priorities of elected officials to improve quality of life for Michiganders

As the local host, Flint Township chose the topic for the meeting from among five choices. The others were An Educated Michigan, Personal Prosperity, Good Government or A Strong Economy

From April 15 to November 6, Bridge magazine and its Michigan Truth Squad plans to visit more than 100 communities to ensure that all voters are informed with reliable information and prepared to vote.

While the Bridge tour in in town, voters will have an opportunity to visit its mobile news room to get a free copy of a voting guide and a toolkit for finding and fighting fake news, play citizenship games and pet the spokes puppy Truth Dog, and walk way with free swag. The location of the mobile news van will be announced closer to the event date.

Funk said that invitations to the townhall meting will be going out soon with an open call for residents to respond. It will be an interactive meeting led by a moderator form the Center for Michigan.

Bridge Magazine was voted the non-profit, nonpartisan winner of Michigan’s Best Newspaper in 2016 and 2017. Learn more about it by visiting To learn more about the Center for Michigan go to

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