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February 2024 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

We are mostly through January and heading into Febrrrruary here in Detroit. We have exciting news to kick off the new year! MacDowell neighborhood has been approved for neighborhood signs as part of the City of Detroit Neighborhood Beautification Program funded by the American Rescue Plan. And we need your input on the design of the street signs. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, NextDoor via https://linktr.ee/mccidetroit.

See You Feb. 10th at the monthly MacDowell Community get-together. And also, hear updates on what’s happening in the neighborhood & Detroit City.

All neighbors (Homeowners & Renters) are welcome.

• Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

• MacDowell Preparatory Academy, 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit

#mccidetroit

January 2024 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

🎉 Happy New Year! MacDowell Neighbors!

See You Jan. 13th at the monthly MacDowell Community get-together. Meet Human-I-T and find out what the non-profit does in our area. And also, hear updates on what’s happening in the neighborhood & Detroit City.

All neighbors (Homeowners & Renters) are welcome.

• Saturday, January 13, 2024 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

• MacDowell Preparatory Academy, 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit

https://www.human-i-t.org/7-mile/

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October 2023 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

Come meet returning and new MCCI officers and board from September’s Annual Election . Guest speakers from the city will also be present to help resolve your concerns.

We are always looking for neighbors who want to be part of the change to the community. Take part and help us improve.

We welcome volunteers to the Safety Patrol and the Blight Report Walk/Drive.

Everyone is welcome. Homeowners and Renters come and help MacDowell be one of Detroit’s shining communities.

•   Saturday, October 14, 2023 
•   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
•   MacDowell Preparatory Academy 
•   4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221 

Thank you in advance
MCCI Board 

September 2023 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

For MacDowell Residents Only

Meet The Mayor: Join us Sept 9 at An Afternoon with Mayor Mike Duggan x MacDowell Community Council (MCCI).

Mayor Duggan is coming through on his promise to meet neighbors where they are. Bring your community spirit and your questions, concerns to be addressed by the mayor.

MCCI Annual Election is here this month too. Take part and help us improve.

Saturday, Sept 9th 11am – 2pm at MacDowell Preparatory Academy, 4201 West Outer Drive

Everyone is welcome. Homeowners and Renters come and help MacDowell be one of Detroit’s shining communities.

•   Saturday, August 12, 2023 
•   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
•   MacDowell Preparatory Academy 
•   4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221 

This September MacDowell Community Meeting will be for MacDowell Community Residents “ONLY”. This meeting is to address MacDowell community residents’ issues.

If you are not a resident of MacDowell community, you will not be allowed to attend our September meeting.
Check for our neighborhood boundary on our website and in our newsletter.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, there is a City Charter mandated District 2 meeting scheduled for a date to be determined, that you are able to attend.

Thank you in advance
MCCI Board of Directors 

August 2023 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

MacDowell Community Council’s monthly meeting is hosting Detroit’s “Blight Czarina”, Attorney Katrina Crawley, who joins us at our August community meeting.

Meet one of the city’s best known anti-blight sponsors. Attorney Crawley, known affectionately as the “Blight Czarina”, is the driving force behind the “Blight to Beauty” initiative in Detroit. As an accomplished attorney and community advocate, she helps lead this transformative initiative to combat urban decay and revitalize neglected neighborhoods. Through strategic partnerships with local organizations and city officials, Blight to Beauty empowers residents to reclaim abandoned properties and convert them into vibrant community spaces. Blending legal expertise with grassroots efforts, the initiative has not only revitalized areas once plagued by blight but also fostered a renewed sense of pride and unity among Detroit’s residents

Learn about the annual September officer election, and how you may nominate yourself or another neighbor to help drive the direction of the council.

We are back at MacDowell Prep Academy this month.

Everyone is welcome. Homeowners and Renters come and help MacDowell be one of Detroit’s shining communities.

•   Saturday, August 12, 2023 
•   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
•   MacDowell Preparatory Academy 
•   4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221 

July 2023 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

What is the Detroit Reparations Taskforce? Get the details from one of the co-architects of the initiative, Mr. Keith Williams, chair of the Democratic Party Black Caucus.

Keep MCCI going. Join as board members. Find out what we do, come to a board meeting.

Come to our July meeting and enter into the raffle for a chance to win a grocery gift card.

We meet every Second Saturday of the month. Every neighbor is welcome – renters, homeowners & business owners.

•   Saturday, July 8, 2023 
•   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
•   Van Antwerp Park 
•   On Saint Martins Avenue at Mendota Street, Detroit, MI 48221 

April 2023 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree joins us at our April community meeting.

Community Event: April 8th at the April MacDowell Community get-together. Got property tax questions? Come and meet your Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree. Want to join Radio Patrol? Come to the meeting for details.

Calling for Volunteers to join the MacDowell Community Radio Patrol. You will patrol the area around the MacDowell Preparatory Academy.
We are in need of volunteers for mornings from 8am-9am or afternoons from 3pm-3:45pm.
Contact us if you have any questions at (313) 217-1009.

Everyone is welcome.

•   Saturday, April 8, 2023 
•   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
•   MacDowell Preparatory Academy 
•   4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221 

March 2023 Monthly Meeting Newsletter

Hey MacDowell Neighbors! Our next community meeting is on March 11th.

📣 📣 📣 📣 NEW PERMANENT LOCATION: 📣 📣 📣 📣

Saturday, March 11th, 11am at MacDowell Preparatory Academy, 4201 West Outer Drive

⭐️ For our March gathering, Wayne County Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman will be one of our guest speakers.

We also have a member of the business community, Mobil Mart gas station, coming to speak of their proposed car wash expansion plans.

⭐️ Save The Date! See you soon. ⭐️

*** We Meet Every Second Saturday of the Month. ***