Flint Mayor Karen Weaver heads to Washington D.C.

Weaver to speak with White House officials regarding infrastructure needs

By Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

FLINT, Mich. - Mayor Karen Weaver will be in our nation’s capitol Thursday for a follow-up to her visit last month.

Weaver is joined by several members of her administration, taking part in discussions with White House officials.

Flint city officials Director of Public Works Rob Bincskik, Chief Finance Officer Hughey Newsome, Chief Public Health Advisor Dr. Pamela Pugh, and Interim Director of Planning and Development Suzanne Wilcox are expected to join Weaver, at the request of White House officials.

“This is a significant step in our effort to communicate to White House officials what we still need in Flint to fully recover from the water crisis,” Weaver said. “As I’ve said before, while we continue working to rebuild our city, we also hope we can help make sure a similar disaster doesn't happen someplace else. Leaders must learn from what happened in Flint.”  

Mayor Weaver and her team are scheduled to meet with the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Ja’Ron Smith and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

“I appreciate members of the new administration being willing to continue this conversation,” Weaver said. “I want the people of Flint to know that my team and I are fighting, and will keep fighting to get all the resources and supports we need to move Flint forward on the road to recovery.”

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