Eastside Community Network

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For over 36 years the Eastside Community Network (formerly Warren Conner Development Coalition) has worked tirelessly to develop programs and resources that center the needs of east side residents and amplify their voices with respect to the development of their communities.

Our Mission: Eastside Community Network develops people, places and plans for sustainable growth on Detroit’s east side.

Our Vision:We envision the east side of Detroit as a community of choice where residents can live, work, play and thrive.
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Trucking ordinance

The eastside of Detroit is over-burdened with air pollution and residents are organizing for cleaner air.  Through Project HEARD (Health Equity via Advocacy for Resources in Detroit), Eastside Community Network and STPP are working toward policies to address the health and safety concerns posed by semi-truck traffic. 

Engagement with the Detroit City Council

STPP is working with ECN to educate residents about best practices for working with the Detroit City Council.


Wide angle photo of Detroit City Council chambers

Policy Brief

This two page guide informs citizens on how to advocate for a cause before the Detroit City Council. It explains the Council's structure; its schedule; how items get on the agenda and move forward through the decision-making process; and how public commentary works, with tips on how to have the most impact.
Read the guide
Ember McCoy

Student Researcher

Ember McCoy

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)
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Student Researcher

Mara Pusic

BA Public Policy '24
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