City of Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown announced the formation of a five member advisory committee late Monday afternoon.

The committee is comprised of two elected officials and three community members: Dayne Walling, Mayor, City of Flint; Delrico Loyd, Ward 1 Councilman, City of Flint; Kenyetta Dotson, Community Activist; Latrelle Holmes, Pastor, Greater Galilee Baptist Church; and Tim Herman, President and CEO, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Under the agreement with the State of Michigan, Brown had up to 30 days after his appointment as Emergency Manager, to convene an advisory committee consisting of one representative of the City's elected officials, one representative of the Flint business community, one citizen of Flint and up to two more individuals with interest in and knowledge of the Flint community. The purpose of the group is to provide advice and counsel to Brown as he plans for the City's future growth, prosperity and financial solvency.

"I am looking forward to working with this diverse group of talented individuals from our community," said Brown. "These are people who care about the City of flint and their input and ideas and their individual professional skills will be an invaluable asset as I plan for Flint's long-term stability."