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Oct. 23, 2022

Emily Doerr: What Can Be Done To Fix Flint's Schools?

Emily Doerr: What Can Be Done To Fix Flint's Schools?

Emily Doerr is a candidate for the Flint Community Schools Board of Education. The election will be on November 8, 2022. She joined a slate of four other individuals running to serve the Flint Community Schools. These candidates agree on core principles governing their service on the Board of Education should they be elected on November 8, 2022. The other candidates on the slate are Dylan Luna, Terae King Jr, Melody L. Relerford, and Michael Clack.

The Flint Community Schools are at a crossroads facing dwindling student enrollment, financial deficits, and decisions about rebuilding school buildings. In recent years the Flint Board of Education has experienced dysfunction of its governing board. Those seeking election in Flint will face enormous challenges in fixing the school district. 

For the first time in recent memory, five respected and accomplished residents have joined together to seek to bring energetic leadership to focus on Flint's young scholars and the school district. This podcast discusses the problems facing the Flint Community Schools and possible solutions. Our podcast guest discusses her team's philosophy and plans should the voters elect them.

Radio Free Flint is not endorsing any candidates for the Flint School Board but seeks to bring forward information about the school district's problems. Our podcast guest is only the second political candidate we have ever interviewed. Flint Board of Education candidates appears on the non-partisan portion of the ballot.
 
Emily Doerr is our podcast guest. She is a Flint native and has an impressive education and resume. Doerr is a leader in the State of Michigan on community development and land use policy issues. She is also a Flintstone with deep roots in the community.

Emily received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Central Michigan University and a Master's in Business Administration from Detroit Mercy.

View YouTube Interview of Emily Doerr with Spectacle TV with Paul Herring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-OCiLdazC0

Candidate Profile, Emily Doerr by Flint Beat (E-Newsletter)
https://flintbeat.com/meet-flint-board-of-ed-candidate-emily-doerr/



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Emily Doerr

Executive Director, Michigan State Land Bank Authority

Emily Doerr is currently the Executive Director of the Michigan State Land Bank Authority. She was born and raised in Flint and, in 2019, started Flint City Bike Tours and still serves as a guide! Emily was one of the co-founders of Hostel Detroit in 2010.

In early 2016, she joined the City of Flint’s Department of Community and Economic Development, working on housing programs funded with CDBG, HOME, and ESG monies.

Emily also serves on several nonprofit boards in Flint, including the McFarlan Charitable Corporation (nonprofit owner of senior housing), Friends of the Alley (focuses on beautification and programming in downtown Flint), Flint River Corridor Alliance, and as Board Secretary for Woodland Park Academy which is a K-8 public charter academy just south of Flint of which 75% of the student body are Flint residents.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Central Michigan University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Detroit Mercy.

Emily Doerr is a candidate for the Flint Community Schools Board of Education. The election will be held on November 8, 2022. She joined a slate of four other individuals who agreed to core principles governing their service on the Board of Education should they be elected on November 8, 2022. The other candidates on the slate are Terae King Jr, Melody L. Relerford, and Michael Clack.