For Immediate Release | Official Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
 
36300 Warren Road | Westland, Michigan | 48185
Office 734.467.3200 | Fax 734.422.1230

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This Week in Westland
March 18, 2017 - March 26, 2017

HOCKEY NIGHT IN WESTLAND - Mayor William R. Wild, along with his Westland Wild Wings, are once again getting ready to lace up their skates to challenge the Detroit Red Wing Alumni in the 8th Annual Hockey Night in Westland charity event.  The event will be held on ice on Saturday, March 18 at the Mike Modano Ice Arena located at 6210 N. Wildwood in Westland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m.   Prior to the game, at 6:15 p.m. our very own Westland Hockey Association Mini-Mites and Mites will take the ice to show off their skills.   The alumni pre-game fun will start at 7:00 p.m. and the puck drop will be at 7:30 p.m.   This event has turned into one of the communities most anticipated events. Tickets for the event ar e $10 for adults and $5 for children (Kids 5 and under are free).  Exclusive access is also available for an additional $20 which includes access to the VIP room, appetizers and drink coupons.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the Mayor's office, the Mike Modano Ice arena and North Brothers Ford. You can also Purchase your tickets online at https://westland.ticketleap.com/hockeynightwestland/details 
Seating is limited so be sure to get your tickets early.


Be Proud! Be Responsible! Workshop -
The Westland Youth Assistance Program is hosting their Be Proud! Be Responsible! workshop on Saturday, March 18 beginning at 10:00 a.m This is a fun and interactive workshop where you can learn how to make proud and responsible choices when it comes to sex and relationships. Participants will receive FREE snacks, FREE lunch, and a free prize! The program takes place at the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center, located at 32150 Dorsey.  
For more information, please call the Westland Youth Assistance Program at (734) 467-7904 OR call Sarah Levett at the Westwood Teen Health Center (313) 565-2174.


Scheduled Upcoming Civic Meetings - Residents are invited to attend the upcoming City meetings.  Below is a list of the meetings with their date, time and location.

Disability Concerns 
  • The meeting will take place on Monday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Westland City Hall, located at 36300 Warren Rd.
City Council
  • There will be a study session held prior to the council meeting on Monday, March 20.  The study session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held to discuss the status of the Community Development Block Grant and HOME program.
  • The city council meeting will be held on Monday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers of Westland City Hall
Housing Commission
  • The meeting of the Housing Commission will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center, located at 32150 Dorsey.
    • To see the agenda please click here
Downtown Development Authority
  • The DDA will meet on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 a.m. at Westland City Hall, located at 36300 Warren Rd.
Norwayne Plan Meeting
  • This planning meeting will take place on Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center, located at 32150 Dorsey.
First Lady Tea - The Annual First Lady Tea will be held on Friday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m at Westland City Hall, located at 36300 Warren Rd.  Tickets for the event are $15 and include tea and light snacks with Westland's own "First Lady" Sherri Wild.  Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Don't hibernate this winter!  Visit the Mike Modano Ice Arena at  6210 N. Wildwood, for a variety of winter programming.

  • TimBits "Learn to Play Hockey" begins their 12 week program on January 7 at 11:30 a.m. and runs through April 8.  TimBits is for kids from 4-9 years old. Players must have a USA Hockey registration and birth certificate.  The cost is $60. 
  • Open Skate will be held on January 10 and January 12 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.  The cost is $6/child and $7/adult for residents and $0.50  for non-residents.  Skate rental is $3.
  • Friday Night Glow Skate  runs from 7 p.m. - 9:20 p.m. on January 13.  The cost is $8/child and $9/adult for residents and $0.50 for non-residents. Skate rental is $3.   

Jefferson Barns has a number of free activities and programming available during the week.  Residents are encouraged to come check out all this community center has to offer.
  • Library Hours - Monday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Learning Center Hours -  Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Boxing Gym Hours - Monday through Friday 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Youth Assistance Program Tutoring - Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • LifeCare Pathway to Success/Computer Literacy - Tuesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Beaumont Hospital Diabetes Nutrition - Wednesday 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Pickle Ball - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (*What is it?*)  Pickle Ball is easy to learn and fun to play for individuals of all ages.  It is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special pickle ball paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials.  The ball is similar to a wiffle ball, but is slightly smaller.  The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their skills.



Westland, Michigan is the state's 10th largest municipality, with a population of over 84,000 people who exhibit a great deal of pride in their All-American City.  Westland has a thriving business community along with beautiful residential areas.  The citizens enjoy a wide array of amenities and a quality of life that is second to none.


 

In 2014, Westland was rated as one of 24/7 Wall Street's America's Best 50 Cities to Live, offering residents and visitors an ideal blend of single-family affordable homes, apartments and condominiums, great schools, and access to numerous outdoor activities.  Public safety is delivered by full-service, professional law enforcement and firefighting personnel. Westland Police Department, whose motto is protect and serve, provides emergency dispatch services to four cities and over 100,000 residents; the Westland Fire Department are licensed paramedics who responded to over 9,000 calls for service last year, about 85% being medical based.  They never forget their mission of preserving life and property.


 

Westland is well-known as the premier destination for shopping and dining in Wayne County with hundreds if shops and restaurants anchored by the Westland Shopping Center, on of the country's original four regional malls.


 

Infinite opportunities are available in Westland for the recreation aficionado including, more that 40 parks and 1,500 acres of trails, a 9-hole golf course, hockey arena, athletic fields, playscapes, a Farmers and Artisans Market and more.  One of Michigan's most environmentally friendly cities, Westland has a progressive curbside recycling program with one of the highest participation rates in the nation and the City is raising the bar for cultural experiences with the placement of public art throughout the City.


 

The City is served by two public school districts; Wayne-Westland Community Schools serving 12,000 youth was recently named one of the Best School in Michigan by WXYZ-TV and is the proud recipient of 14 Golden Apple and two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Awards.  Livonia Public Schools, educating nearly 15,000 students, is proud of their MEAP/MME scores that exceed state averages and the District has also earned Golden Apple and Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Awards.

 

The City provides competitive incentives for those who are interested in investing in Westland, making it one of the hottest investment markets in the region.  Our Fast-Track to Business Team, which consists of key decision makers who work diligently on a development plan will "cut the red tape" and expedite the approval process for new business development.


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