Muskegon Heights Receives $250,000 from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Downtown Improvements
The City of Muskegon Heights has been awarded a $250,000 Prosperity Award from the Consumers Energy Foundation to support the “Reaching New Muskegon Heights” vision plan for downtown. The application process was led by GMED Community Development Specialist Cathy Brubaker-Clarke. Funds will be used to make improvements at Rowan Park in the heart of downtown, including a splash pad, fountain, restrooms, and a pedestrian promenade. “We are excited to partner with the Consumers Energy Foundation and Greater Muskegon Economic Development to fund improvements to Rowan Park. These improvements will complement the drum major sculpture, ‘Band Together,’ currently being planned for the park,” said Muskegon Heights Mayor Walter Watt. “These improvements are one of the first results of the recently approved Reaching NEW Muskegon Heights Vision Plan, a community-developed plan, for downtown Muskegon Heights.”
The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. The Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity. In 2021, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy, its employees and retirees contributed more than $17.5 million to Michigan nonprofits.
Congratulations to Muskegon Heights, and a big thank you to the Consumers Energy Foundation!