Community Relations

The University of Michigan Community Relations Office coordinates partnerships, services and links between The University of Michigan, local government and community organizations representing the greater Ann Arbor area. The office is a primary point of contact and conversation with the City of Ann Arbor on areas of mutual concern like parking, transportation, off campus neighborhoods, facility construction, economic development, tourism, public service and safety.

Key service areas include:

  • Coordination of campus planning and construction with local officials
  • Mediation of parking, transportation, neighborhood, and housing concerns
  • Communication and resolution of public and campus safety concerns
  • Assistance to local and state businesses and economic development interests
  • Administration of the annual University United Way Campaign
  • Representation of U-M at community and governmental public hearings
  • Facilitation of rapid response communications to address immediate needs
Associate Director Michael Rein

Michael Rein

Director of Community Relations | 734-763-5554

Michael Rein currently serves the eastern region of the State of Michigan, including Detroit, as an outreach representative within the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. He has over 30 years of developing strong working relationships with community, business and government leaders. Mike works with non-profits, municipalities, and economic development agencies and has extensive experience in managing and developing programs and partnerships