In Nov. 2013, on behalf of over 250 partners, Northern Transformation applied for the first round of Promise Zone designations. The proposed zone was for the six county region of Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw and Roscommon Counties. Our proposed zone was not selected.
The following information composes the full list of partners, letters of support, data and reports complied for the 2013 application.
21 CCLC S.P.A.R.K.S. After-School Programs 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan Alabaster Township Alpena Community College - Huron Shores Campus Alternative Educational Academy of Iosco County Arenac County Department of Human Services Arenac County Economic Development Corporation Arenac County Sheriff Arenac County Transit Beaverton Activity Center Beaverton Area Business Association Beaverton Lions Club Beaverton Rural Schools Be Blessed Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes (Roscommon Co.) Central Michigan District Health Department Charter Township of AuSable Charter Township of Oscoda Chemical Bank - North Region City of Au Gres City of Beaverton City of Clare City of East Tawas City of Gladwin City of Harrison City of Standish City of West Branch Clare Conservation District Clare County Broadband Users Network Group Clare County Community Collaborative Clare County Parks & Recreation Clare County Senior Services-Council on Aging Clare County Senior Services-Community Development Clare County Sheriff Department Clare County Transit Corporation Clare-Gladwin Career Center Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative Clare-Gladwin Health Impr. Planning Workgroup Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District COOR ISD Council on Aging - Gladwin County County of Roscommon Office of the Sheriff Cumming Township Denton Township Develop Iosco District Health Department #2 Edwards Township Farwell Area Schools Foster Township Friends of Clare County Parks & Recreation Gerrish Township Gladwin City-County Transit Gladwin City Housing Commission Gladwin Community Services Corporation Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce Gladwin County Department of Human Services Gladwin County District Library Gladwin County Habitat for Humanity Gladwin County Human Services Coordinating Body Gladwin County Road Commission Gladwin County Sheriffs Office Gladwin County Schools Gladwin Economic Development Corporation Gladwin Rural Urban Fire Protection District Grace Covenant Fellowship Great Lakes Advertising & Promotion Harrison Community Schools Harrison District Library Harrison Area Economic Development Corporation Harrison Farmers Market, Inc Hayes Township Hill Township Hospice of Helping Hands Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Houghton Lake Community Schools Houghton Lake Public Library Iosco County Community Foundation Iosco County Department of Human Services Iosco RESA Iosco-Arenac District Library John Tolfree Health System Corporation Kerr Consulting Kirtland Community College Lincoln Township, Clare County Listening Ear Lyon Township Markey Township Medical Arts Center Mercy Hospital Grayling Mid MI Big Brother Big Sisters of Clare and Gladwin Co. MidMichigan Health MidMichigan Physicians Group Mid Michigan Community Health Services MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare MidMichigan Home Care MidMichigan Gladwin Pines Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. Mid Michigan Community College Middle MI Development Corporation, Clare County Michigan State University Extension Moonlight Productions / Moonlight Graphics Northeast Michigan Affordable Housing Inc Northern Michigan Habitat Resource Council Ogemaw Commission on Aging Ogemaw County Department of Human Services Ogemaw County Sheriff's Office Ogemaw Economic Development Corporation Ogemaw Township Oscoda Area Schools Oscoda/Ausable Chamber of Commerce Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Pere Marquette District Library PFM Systems, LLC Picture Perfect Studio Pinnacle REHAB Plainfield Township Region VII Area Agency on Aging Reed & Feed Community Garden Region VII Area Agency on Aging Richfield Township Richfield Township Downtown Development Authority River House, Inc. Roscommon Area District Library Roscommon Area Public Schools Roscommon County Community Foundation Roscommon County Department of Human Services Roscommon County Economic Development Corp. Roscommon County Literacy Council Roscommon County Transportation Authority Roscommon Regional Career Center Second Township Planning Commission Seebeck Family Charitable Fund (501C3) St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Standish-Sterling Community Schools Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group Surrey Township Public Library Tailored Financial Services, LLC Ten16 Recovery Network The Arnold Center, Inc. of Gladwin County The Weekly Newspaper Three Lakes Communities That Care Together We Can Health Improvement Council Tolfree Foundation Tri-County Agency, Inc. Trillium Staffing United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties Village of Farwell Village of Roscommon West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce West Branch District Library West Branch Regional Medical Center West Branch Township West Branch Township DDA Authority West Branch - Rose City Schools Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools
Northern Transformation (Lead Applicant) East Michigan Council of Governments Michigan Works! Region 7B Prima Civitas
County Government Partners
Arenac County Clare County Gladwin County Iosco County Ogemaw County Roscommon County
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Michigan U.S. Representative Dave Camp, 4th District U.S. Representative Dan Kildee, 5th District State Senator Darwin Booher, District 35 State Senator Judy Emmons, District 33 State Senator Mike Green District 31 State Senator John Moolenaar, District 36 State Rep. Bruce Rendon, District 103 State Representative Joel Johnson, District 97 State Representative Peter Pettalia, District 106
State and National Supporting Partners
Center for Business & Economic Development Connect Michigan Consumers Energy Michigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Michigan Municipal League Northern Initiatives Volunteers of America
Local Supporting Partners
BHS 21CCLC After School Learning Center Clare Area Chamber of Commerce Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District Farwell United Methodist Church Trustees Firstbank Gladwin Co. Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council Kelly Construction Living Hope Lutheran Church Board, Farwell Mid Michigan SBTDC Mills Township Hall Ogemaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Ogemaw County Road Commission Roscommon Co. Health Improv. Planning Workgroup Surrey Township
Erine Adams Thomas C. Bihlmeye, P.E. Sheila Bissonnette Lisa Bolen, East Tawas City Council Glenna Bradbury, Surrey Township Clerk Ken Brown, Kitty Kurtis Inc Pamela Burke, Pamela Burke LLC Tracy Byard Tamara Chaffee Mandi Chasey, EDC Director Ogemaw County Ken Chinavare James Conlay, Village of Farwell Trustee Janet Conlay, Village of Farwell, Clerk/Treasurer Ami Edmonds, MidMichigan Health Molli Ferency, Comm. Specialist, Clare-Gladwin RESD Carol Gage, Mid Michigan Big Brothers, Big Sisters Jean Gaskill, Surrey Township Public Library Director Karine Graham Jim Gelios, Clare County Commissioner Jeffery Goyt, retired Clare County Sheriff Larry Grell, Billings Township Supervisor Lynn Grim, Clare County Commissioner, Dist. 2 Steve Grim, Village of Farwell, President Vicky Gunden, Farwell Trustee Renee Haley, Clare County Veteran's Affairs Office Devonna Haskell Kay Hauck Christine Van Heel, Second Mile Education Services Ken Hibl Nancy L House Thomas J. House, Superintendent - H.C. Schools Gary Kellan, SET Chair Migon Laverty, Surrey Township Library Board Chair Julie Lennon, Ex. Dir., Gladwin Co. Habitat for Humanity Diane Lyon Jay Jacobs, Consumers Energy Annette Jeske, Region VII Area Agency on Aging Heather Johnson, WB Area Chamber of Commerce Kevin Kickbusch Steven Kingsbury Don Kolander, Director of Clare County Parks & Rec. Dana McGrew, Superintendent Iosco RESA Mark Milburn, Roscommon County Commissioner Cliff Miller Paula Mishler Goyt Mary-Jane Ogg Tom Pirnstill Sheryl Presler Keri Retzloff Veronica Romanov, Healthy Communities Facilitator John Scherrer, Harrison D. Library, Hayes Township Pamela Scott Rick Seebeck, Superintendent, GCS Michael Simon Deborah Snyder, Clare-Gladwin RESD Michele Talley Leon & Joan Tessman, Farwell Maye Tessner-Rood, Hayes Township, Clare County Cheri Umbarger, Clare-Gladwin RESD James VanWormer Jan Waltz, St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Lori Ware, Clare Co. Senior Services/Comm. Dev. Alice J. Wilson, Pres., Farwell Area Historical Museum Alida Winters Dawn Marie Wiseman Karl Yoder, Chemical Bank - North Region