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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Cultural Exchange set for Friday, June 18 at Dodge Park

As part of its “Break-Free Blast” series of events, the city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold the 2021 Cultural Exchange on Friday, June 18, from 6-10 p.m. under the Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion.

The event is free and open to the public. However, due to capacity limitations, advance registration will be mandatory for admittance. Free overflow parking will be available at the Senior Center and across the street at the Community Center.

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City of Sterling Heights announces new “Break-Free Blast” series of events for remainder of 2021

The city of Sterling Heights announces the rollout of a collection of signature events and amenities for the remainder of 2021.

Labeled “Break-Free Blast,” these events and activities are designed for all ages and interests, providing something every resident can enjoy. All activities will be conducted based on current public health guidelines at the time they ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of Sterling Heights opens Lakeside Mall drive-thru vaccination facility

The City of Sterling Heights today announced the opening of a new drive-thru vaccination facility housed inside the former Sears automotive center at Lakeside Mall. Hours for the new facility will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Opened in collaboration with partners from Macomb County, Shelby Township and Silver Pine Family Physicians, the facility will be staffed by trained health professionals from Sterling Heights Fire Department, Shelby Township Fire Department and Silver Pin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Proposed 2021/22 budget includes seven new police officers; continues to fund critical needs

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2021/22 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the Sterling Heights Community Center.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $230 million – a decrease of $19.5 million or 7.8% over last year. The budget funds 521 full-time positions and includes the addition of seven police officers. According to Police Chie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City of Sterling Heights Velocity Center to Host Manufacturers Engage 2021

The Sterling Heights Velocity Center is hosting a virtual Manufacturers Engage 2021. Velocity has partnered with Toffler Associates to deliver a Flash FuturesSM executive scenario exercise workshop as a part of the Manufacturers Engage event.

Who: Sterling Heights Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner, Alchemist Ventures Founder Patrick Wearn, Alchemist Ventures COO Patricia Lopez, Alchemist Ventures, Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Stacy Ziarko and ot...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Health Department extends partnership with SMART, launch Sterling Heights COVID-19 vaccination site

The Macomb County Health Department today announced a new partnership with the City of Sterling Heights that will create a new community-based COVID-19 vaccination site.

The new vaccination site will be at the Sterling Heights Senior Center, located at 40200 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, and will be staffed by trained health professionals from the Sterling Heights Fire Department, with transportation services prov...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Sterling Heights prepares for Phase II COVID-19 vaccination of City residents

The Sterling Heights City Council has approved a license agreement to occupy and use the former Sears service center situated at 14100 Lakeside Circle as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination facility.

The City anticipates that this facility will play a pivotal role in meeting the anticipated demand for an estimated 80,000 residents 17 years and older who will seek vaccination in Phase II of the state of Michigan’s vaccination plan.

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

City of Sterling Heights plans series of events in celebration of Black History Month

The city of Sterling Heights, in collaboration with members of the City’s African American Coalition, is hosting a month-long series of events in celebration of Black History Month.

The events are aimed at increasing local recognition of and engagement in Black History Month. Events and activities scheduled include:

  • Sterling Heights Public Library Youth Programs is hosting two virtual storytimes. The first was held on Feb. 2 and can b...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Program

21 $1,000 Scholarships being awarded in 2021.

In May 2021, the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and its nine scholarship sponsoring partners will award 21 scholarships totaling $21,000 to area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights and Maco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Sterling Heights City Council confirms appointment of Kevin Edmond for new fire chief

Kevin Edmond has been appointed new fire chief for the city of Sterling Heights. Sterling Heights City Council confirmed appointment on Jan. 19 following a thorough national recruitment search performed by GovHR and in-depth candidate evaluation process.

Edmond replaces former Fire Chief Christopher Martin who retired last September following a 31-year career with the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

Edmond has been in fire service for 30 years, most recently as the fire chief in Collinsville, Illinois. H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Proposed 2020-21 Sterling Heights Budget Funds Critical Needs with No Tax Increase

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the Proposed 2020-21 City Budget at the regular City Council meeting beginning at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2 via Zoom Videoconference.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, the City budget totals $213.9 million – a decrease of $55.6 million or 21 percent over last year. There is no increase in the total City millage rate of 16.2069 mills, and the average resident will pay only ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sterling Heights Art Commission seeking businesses to apply for 2020 Public Art Mural Program

Following the successful launch of the City of Sterling Heights’ first-ever Public Art Mural Program in 2018, the Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking businesses interested in participating by offering a side of their building or business.

Under the 2020 Mural Program, interested businesses will fill out a form on the City’s website identifying their building and designated wall for the purpose of public art. If selected by the City to participate, the business owner will be requi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Family Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for a possible gas leak in a home in the 8000 block of Tinkler Rd., with people feeling ill.

Upon arrival, the Fire Department was confronted with three individuals from one family showing signs of severe carbon monoxide poisoning. The residents were already out of the house, and fire crews began evaluating and treating them. A fourth family memb...

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