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Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton

Raymond Barton was appointed Chief of the Flint Fire Department by Mayor Karen Weaver in February 2016. Barton has served in various roles with the department for over 25 years. He says it’s an honor to now lead the department in the role of Fire Chief.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

Karen Williams Weaver was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, on city’s north side. She is the youngest of three children born to Dr. T. Wendell Williams and Marion Coates Williams. She attended the Flint public schools, and graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1977. From there she went to University of Michigan-Flint, and graduated […]

All Three U-M Campuses Teaming Up for 2017 Alternative Spring Break

The University of Michigan-Flint is teaming up with the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses for this year’s Alternative Spring Break. Students from the three campuses will participate in community engagement in West Michigan. “This project will bring together a diverse group of 30 students from all three campuses to learn from and with each other,” […]

Diplomat acquires Affinity Biotech for $16 million

FLINT, MI —  Diplomat Pharmacy has completed the acquisition of Affinity Biotech, Inc., a specialty pharmacy, and infusion services company based in Houston, Texas that provides treatments and nursing services for patients with hemophilia. Diplomat officials made an announcement Feb. 1 saying the acquisition will open the Flint-based pharmaceutical company to expand its reach to both […]

New Firefighter Trainees Make Surprise Visit to Flint City Hall

FLINT,MI — Mayor Karen Weaver, and everyone in the lobby of Flint City Hall Thursday afternoon, got to meet the 33 trainees working to become firefighters for the City of Flint. The men and women are hoping to fill positions now available after the City was awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant last fall. Flint […]

Film crew in Flint today to tape service line replacement

FLINT, MI — Mayor Karen Weaver’s FAST Start initiative to replace all the lead-tainted service lines in Flint will be featured on an episode of “This Old House” set to air in mid-May on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Richard Trethewey, the show’s plumbing and heating expert, was in Flint today with a film crew. He […]

City of Flint Launches Updated Website

FLINT, MI — The City of Flint has taken another step to improve communications and help keep the public informed on what’s happening by updating the City’s website.  Cityofflint.com has be modified into a format that visitors should find to be more user friendly so they can obtain important information and complete tasks easier than before. The Flint […]