FOCUS newsletter

JUNE 2021

  1. Canton Farmers market now open
  2. Thursday night live concerts
  3. canton's water system is safe
  4. canton's building division works to keep up with demand

As temperatures are starting to rise, watch for more and more seasonal produce to roll in every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Canton Farmers Market, located at 500 N. Ridge Road. These open-air markets will be held every Sunday now through October 17, rain or shine. Stop by to see your favorite vendors and pick up some fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted artisan items, lunch, and more! For more information, please go to www.canton-mi.org/496 or get daily updates on our Facebook page, search “cantonfarmersmarket.”   See you at the Market!


  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Hydrocorp continues testing residential irrigation systems 
  3. DDA to pabve dirt roads located in district
  4. did you know?

I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the community volunteers and employees who have worked at our COVID testing site, as well as the vaccination clinics. We couldn’t have facilitated over 25,500 doses without your help, so thank you for helping your neighbors! Our teams continue to vaccinate homebound residents with our paramedics and a Wayne County partnership – please call 734/394-5400 if you need assistance.

The Canton Board of Trustees recently adopted its Strategic Plan for the community. The full plan can be viewed at www.canton-mi.org/206.

One of the Board’s objectives in facilitating a Welcoming Community is creating a subcommittee for transparency, guidance and oversight under the Canton Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CCIC). This group believes strongly in the dignity of the individual and breaking down barriers to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community by working together to secure the right of every person in the Canton community to be free from hate crimes and/or bias-motivated incidents.

Another objective for a Welcoming Community is the presence of a social worker within our Police Department, which the Board approved last month. The clinician will act as a ‘second responder,’ to our police and community, assisting where needed when families and residents need assistance.

As part of the Board’s objective for a Quality Infrastructure and Healthy Ecosystem, Canton has increased recycling education, Public Service Announcements and other cable programming from our elected officials. Topics have included: COVID updates, roads, recycling, water rates, CCIC subcommittee and social services agencies. Watch for these on your local cable access station, Township Government Facebook page and website.

We look forward to reaching more of Canton’s strategic goals under our You Belong Here plan, as we come out of this pandemic together! 


  1. party in the parking lot
  2. dda to host shred event
  3. treasurer slavens' corner

Area seniors are invited to attend Canton Club 55+’s “Red, White, and Blue” Parking Lot Party on Thursday, June 17, in the Summit Community Courtyard, located at 46000 Summit Parkway.  Participants will enjoy this tailgate-style celebration starting at 12:30 p.m., which will include: a boxed lunch from Lee’s Chicken, music, and activities.  Individuals may stay in their car or bring a lawn chair. The per person fee is $12, with registration ending June 10.