DEARBORN, Michigan – On October 1, seventeen representatives from approximately 14 neighborhood associations met at the new Dearborn Administration Center to achieve an equal goal: to strengthen not only individual associations but to pull the citizens of Dearborn closer together.
The Dearborn Federation of Neighborhood Associations (DFNA) exists to improve communication between neighborhood associations and the City of Dearborn. Neighborhood Association representatives expressed concern towards the currently outdated DFNA website. Many expressed a desire for a more organized and effective web presence that would facilitate better communication. A vote was passed to modernize the website where Dearborn residents can receive efficient updates on the community, future DFNA meeting dates, important information, etc.
Representatives from the Dearborn School Board urged Dearborn residents to renew the hold harmless millage agreement for another 10 years. Voters are reminded that “this is not a new tax, only a renewal of an existing millage.” Without the renewal, a 22% reduction of District’s budget towards education will occur. Voting will take place on November 4th.
Because a neighborhood association is most successful when the locals are involved, Dearborn citizens are encouraged to locate their neighborhood association and get involved with the community. To find a nearby neighborhood association, Dearborn residents can visit the City of Dearborn website.