East Lansing, Jun 06, 2014 -- USDA Commemorates Ribbon-Cutting for South Haven Public Safety Building
EAST LANSING, June 6, 2014 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today commemorated the ribbon-cutting for South Haven’s newly renovated public safety building.
“Today’s event demonstrates how USDA Rural Development can work with other organizations to help improve a community,” said Turner. “It is truly a team effort and we are proud to be a part of it.”
The event showcased several recent improvements to the city, including the Van Buren Trail Connection and the Phoenix Street Improvement Project.
The agency provided a $3 million Community Facilities loan to renovate and expand the structure. In addition, the funds also provided a generator for the public works building and a new roof and generator for City Hall.
USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
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