Inkster Revitalization Begins with Clean Sweep of the City
Elected and Appointed Officials Join the Opening Ceremony May 19 at
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 visiting www.cityofinkster.com. Did you know: In 2006, Inkster 48141 was designated the zip code with the fastest appreciating residential real estate values in the State of Michigan. Contact: Peggy K. Goodwin, APR 313.715.0199 248.414.4533
SOURCE City of Inkster
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