FLINT, Michigan — Mayor Sheldon Neeley hosted the first of four listening session, inviting local pastors and religious leaders to share their vision for Flint.

Neeley hosted the two-hour, private meeting as part of his invitation to attendees to speak candidly about their concerns, ideas, and dreams for the city as well as ask questions. It was attended by about 70 local religious leaders.

“Effective leadership begins by listening,” Neeley said. “Together, we can and will move this city forward.”

The listening sessions are designed to help inform his administration and help bring unity to the city, a key message Neeley stressed in his remarks after being sworn-in just two weeks ago.

Additional listening sessions are planned with City of Flint employees and local business leaders. The final session will be for residents and open to the public.


Marjory Raymer
City of Flint, director of communications

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