Governor Granholm to Visit Benton Harbor Tuesday

Contact: Liz Boyd 517-335-6397

Small MI

August 25, 2003

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm will be in Benton Harbor on Tuesday, August 26, where she will meet with local officials, kickoff a new housing project, transfer property to the city of Benton Harbor, and visit area schools.

Granholm will hear a progress report on the work being done by the Benton Harbor Task Force and the Citizens for Progressive Change.  She will also participate in events designed to stabilize, strengthen, and revitalize the city of Benton Harbor. 

The Governor’s schedule includes:
11:30 a.m. 
Lake Michigan College, Mendel Center
2755 East Napier Avenue and Yore
Meeting with local elected officials, faith leaders, co-chairs of the Citizens for Progressive Change, local members of the Governor’s Task Force 
12:45 p.m. 
Corner of Empire and Pavone

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Grant announcement and groundbreaking ceremony

1:15 p.m. 
Klock Road and M-63
Klock Interchange announcement and deed signing ceremony

2:00 p.m. 
Benton Harbor High School
Kushel Performing Arts Center
870 Colfax Avenue at Empire Street
Governor will recognize students who participated in the Summer Youth Program