Citizens for a Vibrant Community was formed in 2008 by a group of like-minded people who felt they could serve their community. The group attended city council meetings, met with local officials and tried to learn as much as they could to help revitalize their community.
Focusing on working to benefit Downtown Port Huron, the group worked on a Car Show Afterglow to go along with the local car cruise. The group also worked hard on bringing Happy Apple Days back to Downtown, but later decided that they wanted to support the arts in the area. It was at that point Art on the River was born.
In 2011, after much hard work, the group received their 501(c)3 status. This allowed CVC to branch out in a variety of ways. CVC supports many groups with their events, as well as donating funds to local non-profits.
Today the group produces Art on the River, a 3-day art and music festival on the second weekend in June. This event has grown into a major festival but means so much more. Through Art on the River, Citizens for a Vibrant Community supports many local organizations as well as includes anyone who wants to become part of an amazing family of those who want to participate. Citizens for a Vibrant Community produces the Blue Water Area Calendar each year. This calendar not only promotes the events in St. Clair County, but celebrates our local photographers by holding a fun competition to see who will be featured each year.
Citizens for a Vibrant Community welcomes anyone to join the group. Many people want to help their community and be included in activities. CVC is a great way to do that! The group enjoys friendships and fun. Meetings are always a great time and social times are always planned each year.
Join CVC or learn more by contacting us through the form located in the drop down menu "Contact Us". Come to a meeting and see what we are up to. You can find CVC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/cvcph/
CVC Officers: President - Trina Avedisian Vice President - Dawn Renaker-Cooper Secretary - Hope Doerzbacher Treasurer - Andy Bakko
CVC Board: Mark Buckley Beth Dionnne Jim Sommerville