The Focus on Flint initiative launched in 2019. We began by surveying 900 residents, and we also gathered data published by credible sources.
We used that information to publish a report that provided a realistic picture of Flint’s challenges and opportunities, as well as how residents felt about life in our community. Residents shared their views about quality of life, challenges facing the community, whom they trust and more.
The report was mailed to every address in the city of Flint in the hopes that it could serve as a springboard for community conversations.
In the fall of 2019, the Mott Foundation hosted 30 such conversations throughout the city of Flint. We heard from more than 400 residents and business owners who gave their priorities for making Flint a better place to live, learn, work and play.
We shared what we learned from those conversations at a Nov. 9 forum. If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentation here.
Based on what we heard from Flint community members their top priorities for the city were clear.