Community Relations

Michael J. Rein Director of Community Relations

Michael J. Rein
Director of Community Relations

The University of Michigan Community Relations Office coordinates partnerships with the University, local government, and greater Ann Arbor community organizations. The office is a primary point of contact 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.

The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837. The University and the city have evolved together into a vibrant and thriving community often lauded as “one of the best places to live, work and play.” The University is strongly committed to helping our local community thrive. Every day, our faculty, students and staff are making significant contributions to the economic vitality and quality of life of the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and the State of Michigan.

This statistic is obtained through the U-M Office of Human Resources

The total number of employees in the Ann Arbor area (including the hospital and Ann Arbor campus) is roughly 20,000 the total number of employees at the University of Michigan is over 51,000

Payments made to Ann Arbor in FY20

This figure is obtained from the – Payments to the City of Ann Arbor 2020 – University of Michigan Report and the – Mills to be Levied for 2020 – located on City of Ann Arbor

2 in 5 residents were served by Michigan Medicine

Data obtained through the Michigan Medicine Office of Strategic Planning & Business Development

155,824 unique patient visits. The population of Washtenaw County is 368,358.