About UsOur Mission

Providing leadership and resources needed to connect complex community challenges with high impact solutions in Macomb County.

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Who We Are

Our Vision

Advancing Macomb provides the leadership and resources needed to solve community challenges. By mobilizing our collective assets, we act as a conduit between opportunity and need. We strive to enrich the lives for residents and create a thriving environment in which to live, learn, work, recreate and innovate.

What We Stand For

Our Values

Trust

We strive to become a pillar of integrity, reliability and fairness both through internal operations and external support.

Equity

We believe that disparities in our communities can be resolved by prioritizing support to organizations that face barriers to success, empower diverse community leaders and create an inclusive environment.

Leadership

We reflect our collective assets of business and leadership skills to the advancement of our communities.

Collaboration

We actively work to break down silos and find innovative solutions to leverage organizational strengths and overcome weaknesses.

Where We're Located

About Macomb County

With more than 870,000 residents, Macomb County is the third most populous county in Michigan. The county has a strong connection to the outdoors being home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres. The four major public parks — Freedom Hill County Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, Lake St. Clair Metropark and Stony Creek Metropark each celebrate unique natural assets of our local communities.

Heralded for its natural resources, Macomb County is home to proud residents known for their strong work ethic, a business-friendly environment, excellent schools from Pre-K through Community College, a talented workforce and affordable housing. The strong industrial base (engineering, research and development, and advanced manufacturing), community variety and growing cultural diversity have been and continue to attract residents and businesses.

Our Approach

Strengthen Advancing Macomb’s Infrastructure, Empower Community Development, and Build a Culture of Giving.

How we live our mission:

  • Mobilize existing assets in Macomb County and also uncover new opportunities.
  • Strengthen nonprofit capacity to meet community needs.
  • Build a culture of collaboration and giving within our Macomb County communities.
  • Empower new and existing community development organizations to become stronger.
  • Strengthen regional relationships to support our communities.
  • Enhance Advancing Macomb’s own internal organizational infrastructure.
  • Act as a backbone organization for community and economic development initiatives.
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Our Staff & Board of Directors

Advancing Macomb Leadership

Advancing Macomb provides the leadership and resources needed to solve community challenges. By mobilizing our collective assets, we act as a conduit between opportunity and need. We strive to enrich the lives for residents and create a thriving environment in which to live, learn, work, recreate, and innovate.

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Diane Banks

Executive Director

Angela Lenda

Program Manager

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