Here is the press release:
"It was in 1965 that Michigan City gained national recognition as one of the best places in the country to live and work when it was honored as an “All-America City.” Over the last 50-plus years, our neighbors in The Region have not only chased us down, but have passed us in terms of being a final destination for families.
Today, more than ever, Michigan City needs an advocate - a person who will not only cheer and encourage what is good, but is also willing to identify what is wrong and then roll up their sleeves to try to fix it.
I have been a public advocate for my hometown all of my life. I have stayed true to my roots as someone who was born and raised here, an Elston graduate, and personally invested in my hometown in an effort to make it the best place it can be.
With all of that in mind, I am announcing my intention to run for Councilman of the 2nd Ward of Michigan City in an effort to continue the effort to restore Michigan City.
The 2nd Ward is going to face some major challenges in the very near future. The largest employer in the ward is closing its location and moving outside of the city limits. The ward should be a part of the conversations for the future of the Saint Anthony site.
We also have generational changes about to happen to our City, and I want to represent our people to help create a path that recognizes what is best not only for businesses, but also for our forgotten residents.
Michael Gresham is the founder and owner of CityBytheLake.org; a past broadcaster of Michigan City High School sports; a former board member of the Michigan City YMCA; has served as both Secretary and Vice President of the Michigan City Planning Commission; served as a member of the Michigan City Urban Enterprise Board; served as President of the Michigan City Scholarship Foundation; was the webmaster for Michigan City Athletics; and currently runs the scoreboard for Michigan City High School football games. He is married to Angela, a teacher at Michigan City High School, with two daughters Madison, who attends Barker, and Alexis, who attends Knapp. "
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