On Monday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown announced the schedule for neighborhood ward meetings in Flint. Brown is joining with members of the Flint City Council to host meetings in each of the city's nine wards beginning in February.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to meet the emergency manager and members of his team, get information on the city's finances and an overview of the Comprehensive Financial and Operating Plan that was submitted to the State Department of Treasury. Also, the meetings will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. All questions must be submitted in writing at the time of the meeting.

Brown looks forward to getting together with residents and discussing his plan to return Flint to financial solvency. "Community engagement is vital in this process. It's important for residents to have a clear picture of the city's resources, responsibilities, and those things that are necessary, moving forward, as we get the city's financial house in order," said Brown.

The ward meeting dates are as follows:

Ward 1 February 23, 5:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 2001 West Carpenter Road

Ward 2 February 16, 5:30 p.m. at Haskell Community Center, 2201 Forest Hill

Ward 3 February 27, 5:30 p.m. at Antioch M.B. Church, 1083 East Stewart Ave

ward 4 February 20, 6:00 p.m. at Eastwood United Methodist Church, 3312 Whittier Avenue

Ward 5 February 9, 5:30 p.m. at Hurley Medical Center, Merliss Brown Auditorium

Ward 6 March 1, 5:30 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 Ballenger Highway

Ward 7 February 7, 5:30 p.m. at Flint Public Library, 1026 East Kearsley Street

Ward 8 February 28, 5:30 p.m. at Neithercut Elementary School, 2010 Crestbook Lane

Ward 9 February 2, 6:00 p.m. at Freeman Elementary School, 4001 Ogema Avenue