Community benefits play an important role on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. A robust plan is bringing $20 million in neighbourhood betterments plus more than 80 workforce development initiatives to ensure the Windsor-Detroit region has opportunities to engage with the project.
The project is seeking volunteers to serve on its Local Community Group, a 16-member collective that represents the communities of Detroit/Delray, Windsor/Sandwich, Windsor-Essex County and the Greater Detroit Area, providing valuable input and linkages that help the project team better understand community and stakeholder perspectives in the delivery of the Community Benefits Plan.
Applications are being accepted until Friday, August 20, 2021, for six open volunteer positions.
Local Community Group members also assist with the review of annual community funding applications as part of the Community Organization Investment initiative within the Community Benefits Plan and participate on subcommittees focused on topics such as community art or history.
One representative for each of the following areas is needed:
- The Sandwich Community
- The Delray Community
- Windsor-Essex County
- The Greater Detroit Area
- Daily Cross-Border Commuter – Windsor
- Daily Cross-Border Commuter – Detroit
The Local Community Group also includes representatives from select First Nations, municipal, agency and community organizations.