Mid-Michigan Aquatic Recreational Authority hosts virtual event about potential aquatic center

The Mid-Michigan Aquatic Recreational Authority (MMARA) is hoping to spread the word about their efforts to build a new community aquatic center in Mt. Pleasant. On Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m., the MMARA will host a Facebook Live event for the community to learn more about the initiative—inclusive of sharing updates, providing project details, and engaging with community members.

What’s happening: A feasibility study conducted by a nationally recognized aquatic consulting firm, The Isaac Sports Group, determined the needs and interest in building an aquatic center
in the area. This study led to the City of Mt. Pleasant, Union Township, and Mt. Pleasant
Public School District collectively establishing the Mid-Michigan Aquatics Recreational
Authority (MMARA).

The aquatic center project is part of an ongoing commitment to enhance the quality of life for Mt. Pleasant and area residents, fostering a sense of community well-being. Current plans for the new state-of-the art aquatic center offer a range of aquatic activities for all ages and abilities.

What they’re saying: “We believe the aquatic center will not only serve as a recreational hub but also contribute significantly to the overall health and well-being of our community and
positively impact the local economy,” said Lisa Diaz, MMARA board treasurer. “This Facebook Live event will keep residents informed and involved in developing this much-needed facility in our town.”

More about the Facebook Live event: During the Facebook Live virtual broadcast, MMARA members will discuss the vision behind the aquatic center, the benefits to the community, its timeline, funding, and progress so far. MMARA shares that viewers will have the chance to ask questions and offer input. 

What’s next: MMARA will ask voters that live in the City of Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant Public School District, and Union Township to approve a millage request Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
The one-time, non-partisan millage proposal will cost the average homeowner around $6 per month. 
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