Advancing Macomb Board member featured this issue is Vice Chair, Barbara Rossmann, president and CEO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. Rossmann’s commitment to the southeast Michigan region extends beyond her work through Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. She serves as a board member for the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber, the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare, the Michigan chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives; the Macomb Health Plan; the Families Against Narcotics Advisory Board; the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System; the 5/3 Bank Eastern Division Board of Directors, as vice chair of the Southeast Michigan Red Cross board, and a member of the Michigan Hospital Association’s Legislative Policy Panel.
The Y is one of southeast Michigan’s longest serving nonprofit agencies, providing programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Most of our capital assets are located in communities throughout Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, including the Macomb Family YMCA in downtown Mount Clemens.
WaterTowns is the Clinton River Watershed Council’s community-based placemaking initiative designed to help towns and cities in the watershed leverage the assets of the Clinton River, its tributaries and Lake St. Clair for water-oriented community development. The key initiatives of the program are developing and promoting the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair paddling trails, community planning and civic engagement. Through the WaterTowns program, CRWC works to engage communities through art, history, ecology, recreation and education by hosting paddling events, stewardship opportunities and educational forums.
You can practically taste the excitement brewing in Macomb County as innovators and entrepreneurs launch and expand food and ag-related businesses.
Great emphasis is placed on the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) marvelous collection of art. But not enough emphasis is placed on the building itself and how to best view the art. The museum can be an intimidating and confusing place. It doesn’t have to be like that for your visit. The late architect Michael Graves created a better flow for museum visitors by creating a first and second floor corridor and redesigning the interior of the museum.