Inkster Revitalization Begins with Clean Sweep of the City

Elected and Appointed Officials Join the Opening Ceremony May 19 at


May 10, 2007, 01:00 ET from City of Inkster

    INKSTER, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when many
 Michigan cities are cutting back and saying "we can't," Inkster, Michigan
 is experiencing growth with its "can do" attitude. Early this summer,
 Inkster will celebrate its beautiful new city hall -- an expanded, 15,500
 square foot state-of-the-art facility at 26215 Trowbridge Road, close to
 the gateway to Inkster near Michigan Avenue and Beech Daly Road. First, to
 keep its residents and other stakeholders involved in this positive
 momentum, the City will host Clean Sweep, Ink., a spring cleaning of the
 city lead by a core of volunteers on Saturday, May 19th from 9am-10:15am
 with a continental breakfast and registration taking place at the Booker T.
 Dozier Recreation Center, 2025 Middlebelt, just north of Michigan Avenue.
     Mayor Hilliard Hampton and City Council members will welcome other
 dignitaries including Wayne County Commission Chairperson Jewel Ware, State
 Representative Bob Constan, State Senator Tupac Hunter, Tamara Harmon,
 Economic Development Director ~ Wayne County Executive's Office and Larry
 Arrequin, Deputy Director of Governor Granholm's Southeast Michigan Office.
 "The Clean Sweep initiative is symbolic of future events in our city. We
 are committed to the revitalization of Michigan Avenue and we will be
 announcing our plans for this long-term development shortly," said Mayor
 Hampton. Inkster has made many strides in 2006 and to date in 2007 in
 improving the city and reducing crime. Due to effective and proactive
 police work, the City has reduced violent crime by 35% and overall crime by
 13% from 2006 to 2007.
     The Clean Sweep, Ink event is produced by the staff and volunteers who
 serve on the City's Clean Sweep committee and the name, Clean Sweep, Ink,
 is the result of the city's youth who gave input to the City's Image
 Committee. "We found that the young people in our community often referred
 to Inkster in a positive way as "Ink." We made "Positive Ink," our mantra
 and named our event "Clean Sweep, Ink," said Councilman Marcus Hendricks.
 The young people of Inkster High School's Junior ROTC regularly maintain
 Middlebelt Road, and will open the ceremony at Clean Sweep.
     Individuals 17 and older, business groups, church groups and all are
 welcome to volunteer for Clean Sweep Ink, by calling 734.722.5146 and
     Did you know: In 2006, Inkster 48141 was designated the zip code with
 the fastest appreciating residential real estate values in the State of
     Contact: Peggy K. Goodwin, APR

SOURCE City of Inkster