ReInvent Inkster Strategy

View the final strategic action plan (PDF).

Team Charter


Goal: Develop a shared economic and community action plan that is the right fit and moves Inkster forward.

Objectives:
  • Diversify and grow the tax base
  • Create a strong and vibrant community
  • Develop a shared vision
  • Create a collaborative cross-section approach to problem solving
  • Facilitate development of a sustainable Inkster
  • Assure residents receive value and are valued

Introduction


The City of Inkster is considered “distressed” in many ways and is currently under a Consent Agreement with the State of Michigan. In order to begin to address the many issues facing the City, a comprehensive and collaborative effort with a wide range of stakeholders is being undertaken to further enhance the possibilities of economic recovery and community revitalization while gaining even greater efficiencies in service delivery. The Steering Committee will be responsible for guiding and directing the activities of an accomplished group of expert mediators from the Michigan Bar Arbitrators Association as they interview and conduct a series of workshops with stakeholders.

Purpose


This Charter establishes the Reinvent Inkster Steering Committee as an advisory committee to the Mayor in an all out effort to improve the City’s chances for economic recovery and community revitalization by gaining better insight into the community’s needs to ensure the City provides services that add value to it’s citizens and businesses alike.
About the Project

Launched on March 28, 2013 at the State of the City Address, “Reinvent Inkster” is a results-oriented 12-18 month process to identify realistic Inkster-based solutions to improve the City’s opportunities for economic recovery. By gaining better insight into the community’s needs, we can obtain greater efficiencies in providing City services that add value to our citizens.

As a result of this process, we will develop a shared economic and community action plan that is the right fit for Inkster and will move Inkster forward. In addition, the plan will identify strategies to:
  • Diversify and grow the tax base to increase prosperity for the city, residents and businesses
  • Create a strong and vibrant community based on the city’s many assets
  • Develop a shared vision that builds on Inkster’s rich history
  • Facilitate development of a sustainable Inkster
  • Ensure residents receive value and are valued
Please join us in this effort. We encourage your involvement and input. If you are interested, send an email to or contact Reinvent Inkster staff at 313-563-7709.
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