Muskegon Neighborhood Engagement Training

August 4, 2022

City of Muskegon offers three opportunities for residents to better engage their community

For immediate release
Aug. 3, 2022

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon City Commission and city management values informed and active residents and are offering three training sessions on how citizens can better engage their city and community.

Muskegon neighborhood engagement training will be offered across the city in three, identical hour-and-a-half sessions Aug. 11, 13 and 15. The training will be facilitated by Noele Stith – a process consultant with Design Group International and a Muskegon High School graduate with a degree in operational management from Cornerstone University. Stith has more than 20 years’ experience in community leadership, public communication and cultural competencies.

The interactive sessions are designed to help residents improve communication with Muskegon City Hall, its elected officials and employees along with other citizens and community groups. In past years, city officials have taken various diversity and engagement trainings to improve their communications with residents.

The training will develop skills and confidence in civic engagement, navigating the departments and programs of city government and how to access public information and resources. The goal is to have city officials and citizens alike be more productive and effective in civil collaboration.
Sessions will be held:

    •  Thursday Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Sim Ray Community Building at Smith-Ryerson Park, 650 Wood, on the east side of town.
    •  Saturday Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Famers Market Barn, 242 W. Western, in the central neighborhoods
    •  Monday Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. in the McGraft Park Center, 2204 Whickham, on the west end of town.

Anyone can attend any of the engagement training sessions no matter where they live. City officials would like this to be a beginning of further engagements to bring more unity to the city and its residents.

Neighborhood Engagement Flyer

For more information, contact:
LeighAnn Mikesell
Interim City Manager
(231) 724-6724
[email protected]