A nonprofit working to boost economic reinvestment and civic leadership in Macomb County received a $100,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The grant will support Advancing Macomb's initiatives and contribute toward the salary of the organization's executive director for two years. The company was launched in 2013 and has an office in Mount Clemens.

"After learning about the success of Detroit and Grand Rapids through their respective leadership organizations, it was clear that Macomb County needed to implement something similar that would also fit into the greater regional area. It's wonderful to have the Community Foundation as a lead organization supporting Advancing Macomb," Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said.

Advancing Macomb recently announced the appointment of Melissa Roy as its executive director. Roy worked in the Macomb County Executive Office and served 12 years with the Detroit Regional Chamber. In both positions she directed public affairs, communications, marketing and policy initiatives.

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