Center for Michigan Founder and Chairman Phil Power was the owner of HomeTown Communications Network, Inc., a group of 64 community newspapers in Michigan and the Upper Midwest that together won more state and national awards for excellence than any other group in the country. He sold his newspapers in 2005 and founded The Center in 2006. Power graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1960, where he was editorial director of the student newspaper, the Michigan Daily. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University in 1962-64. The former U-M Regent helped found the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and served as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He welcomes your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 30, 2014 | Phil Power
Retiring Congressman John Dingell says his biggest accomplishments over nearly six decades in Washington were brought about by bringing people together for the public good. That same philosophy is now playing out in Detroit.
September 23, 2014 | Phil Power
Michigan’s future leaders could do worse than to take part in the Michigan Political Leadership Program to hone their skills as capable public servants.
September 16, 2014 | Phil Power
Who’s supporting the candidates running for office? How much are they investing in the outcome? Right now, we can only guess about much of it.
September 4, 2014 | Phil Power
Bridge is making good on its promise of fact-based, trustworthy, nonpartisan news and thoughtful analysis of the people’s business.
July 15, 2014 | Phil Power
What’s the sense in financially supporting charter schools if they are not producing better educational outcomes than the failing traditional public schools students are leaving behind?
July 8, 2014 | Phil Power
Tracing family roots to Michigan’s unparalleled sour cherry harvest.
June 17, 2014 | Phil Power
This publication’s reporting – and the Center for Michigan’s engagement work – led to two big wins for Michigan’s school children. Excuse us if we brag a little bit.
May 13, 2014 | Phil Power
It’s going to take a long time to root out the damage Detroit has incurred over a half century. Here’s hoping the city, the region and the entire state have the fortitude, far-sightedness and patience to persevere.
April 29, 2014 | Phil Power
Two generations of Michigan governors have urged the teaching of job skills to match the labor market, to little effect.
April 22, 2014 | Phil Power
More than 50 years after establishing a nonprofit for Inuit artists, a frigid return to Baffin Island.
March 3, 2014 | Phil Power
For nearly six decades, Dingell worked with colleagues across the political spectrum. His departure pounds another nail in the coffin of competent government in our representative democracy, now quivering in gridlock thoroughly mixed with political narcissism.