Ann Arbor Info

City of Ann Arbor: http://www.a2gov.org/Pages/default.aspx
Ann Arbor Visitors Bureau: http://www.annarbor.org/
Downtown Ann Arbor: http://www.mainstreetannarbor.org/ and www.downtownannarbor.org/
Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce: http://annarborchamber.org/
Ann Arbor Economic Development: http://www.annarborspark.org
Washtenaw County: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/
Washtenaw Housing Alliance: www.whalliance.org

 

Chapel Hill and Ann Arbor are similar in many ways – that is why we chose it as the location for our Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference in 2008! Check out a couple of those commonalities and interesting tidbits about Ann Arbor below.

• The Robert J Delonis Center – The homeless shelter was built in 2003 in downtown Ann Arbor and services over 1000 people each year. It contains a health center, an overnight shelter, employment and job training, and substance abuse recovery counseling. The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, and county and city governments came together and raised funds and an endowment through the Capital Campaign to build the new shelter.


• Ann Arbor SPARK– SPARK is a public-private partnership that provides resources, support and programs to businesses in all stages of development in the Ann Arbor area. They are dedicated to creating a positive, resourceful environment where businesses can start-up, grow, and expand their operations by initiating connections between their members and the large, local talent pool as well as other resources.


• The University developed a northern campus one mile northeast of their main campus which houses their Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Engineering, and the Schools of Music, Theatre, and Dance among others. To facilitate students transportation needs, UM has a great website which shows where each bus is running in real time between their campuses.


University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers– The Hospital and Health Centers were recently ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked in the top 10 in the specialties of gastrointestinal disorders, ear, nose & throat diseases, and geriatrics as well as being one of the nation’s top ten medical school and children hospitals.


The Michigan Stadium, home to U-M's powerhouse Wolverines, is currently the second largest stadium in America seating 107, 501. The University regularly welcomes crowds of over 110,000 in the Big House – a crowd which almost exceeds the population of Ann Arbor – yet they manage this feat regularly despite having minimal parking around the stadium itself.


The Ecology Center -- The Ecology Center is a nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dedicated to helping Ann Arbor residents live in a safer, healthier environment, the Ecology Center works on many programs such as the Clean Car Campaign, GEE-WOW! (an environmental education program), and Recycle Ann Arbor. As well as recycling, Recycle Ann Arbor runs the Re-Use Center and the En-House, a comprehensive facility dedicated to educating people about green building, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.