Director of Community Relations

Associate Director Michael Rein

Michael Rein

Director of Community Relations | 734-763-5554

Community Relations Director, Michael Rein coordinates activities linked with community-based organizations and local government officials in the greater Ann Arbor area and Southeastern Michigan. He has over 30 years of experience developing strong working relationships with community, business, and government leaders. Michael has been involved with several business advocacy groups as well as serving as a board member for many non-profits. Michael is currently a board member of Midtown Detroit Inc, Washtenaw 100, and Destination Ann Arbor.

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