MCC News

MCC Hosts Community Town Hall Meeting

Monday, May 21, 2012

As part of its comprehensive public outreach program to inform residents about its facility needs and proposed solutions, Muskegon Community College is hosting a community town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100. The forum is free and open to the public.

While MCC is experiencing exciting growth and opportunities that are expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the College seeks to accommodate this growth and to extend the useful life of three of MCC’s core facilities. The MCC Board of Trustees is considering seeking voter approval of a ballot measure this fall to fund additional instructional space and building improvements, including expanding the College’s presence into Downtown Muskegon. If pursued, the measure would appear on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot.

The improvements under consideration by the MCC Board of Trustees would focus on the College’s highest priority facility, instructional equipment, and technology needs. The affected areas include: science facility expansion, health education, creative and performing arts, and a downtown satellite facility.

In addition to the community town hall meeting, MCC will be seeking additional feedback by conducting a community opinion survey, and presenting to civic clubs, business organizations and other community groups. The MCC Board of Trustees will not make a decision to pursue a ballot measure ntil later this summer.