“COVID-19 has horribly damaged the world and our community. But it has also delivered a needed wake-up call. The dastardly virus has revealed the lack of systemic investment required from national to local levels to make our people and institutions robust and resilient. This necessary state of resilience would create the intended outcome of our city value of compassion – a place that embraces human interdependence and the flourishing of human potential.
We now have an historic opportunity to seize the moment and make our city, our citizens, and our environment stronger than ever.”
--Greg Fischer, Mayor
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of our lives - how we work, how we learn, how we play - and it has exacerbated already poor health disparities and inadequate economic systems for parts of our community and highlighted an already strained social safety net.
Build Back Better, Together will tackle with the needs of today and plan for a long-term, more prosperous future as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build the future our residents want and deserve. Follow the links below to see what we are doing now to help residents, businesses and others, next steps, and what a complete and equitable economic recovery looks like well beyond 2020.