The spirit of collaboration was in the air Feb. 15 when two dozen local leaders came together for a Community Roundtable.

 The 90-minute session was organized by the Frankenmuth Community Foundation and included representatives from a wide range of civic groups, governmental units, festivals, schools and charitable organizations. The gathering was held at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.

Thanks to the two dozen civic leaders who attended our Feb. 15 Community Roundtable

“Its purpose is to identify current and emerging needs in Frankenmuth and to see how we can help one another to make good things happen,” said Steve List, Frankenmuth Community Foundation executive director.

Each representative took turns outlining upcoming activities, events and fundraising efforts.

Sheila Stamiris, executive director of the Frankenmuth Downtown Development Authority, has attended the Roundtable for several years and said she enjoys the synergy and collaboration it fosters. 

“We might want to consider replicating this kind of a meeting at a Chamber morning breakfast so we can share all this great information with even more folks,” said Jamie Furbush, President/CEO of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Organizations represented at the meeting included the Frankenmuth Jaycees, Frankenmuth Civic Events Council, Tri-Star Trust Bank, Frankenmuth Lions Club, Frankenmuth Arts Council, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Cass River Greenway, Frankenmuth Parks & Recreation Department, Frankenmuth Downtown Development Authority, Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum, Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation, Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club, Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, Bringing Back the ‘80s Festival, Frankenmuth Youth Sports Association, Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and CVB, Frankenmuth Historical Association, Frankenmuth School District, Frankenmuth Community Education, Frankenmuth Women’s Club, City of Frankenmuth, Nickless Foundation, Frankenmuth Auto Fest and St. Lorenz Lutheran School.

“I really think this roundtable creates a lot of goodwill between organizations and a lot of goodwill for the Frankenmuth Community Foundation,” said Terry Weiss, Foundation chairman. 

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