VIDEO: Outspoken Flint City councilman Eric Mays dies at 65.

By The 'Gander Staff

February 26, 2024
@gandernewsroom

Flint City Councilman Eric Mays, renowned for his vocal leadership during the Flint water crisis and his conflicts with fellow officials, passed away on Saturday, as confirmed by the city. The crisis—originating a decade ago when the city began utilizing water from the Flint River without adequate treatment—led to severe lead contamination. In 2015, Mays organized a pivotal public meeting where residents were given a platform to voice concerns about the city’s water quality. Hundreds attended, many citing skin issues linked to the water. The City of Flint expressed heartfelt condolences on Facebook, highlighting Mays as “beloved for his bold and courageous service on behalf of Flint’s First Ward,” and acknowledging that his impactful presence would be deeply missed. #ericmays #flint

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lint City Councilman Eric Mays, renowned for his vocal leadership during the Flint water crisis and his conflicts with fellow officials, passed away on Saturday, as confirmed by the city.

The crisis—originating a decade ago when the city began utilizing water from the Flint River without adequate treatment—led to severe lead contamination. In 2015, Mays organized a pivotal public meeting where residents were given a platform to voice concerns about the city’s water quality. Hundreds attended, many citing skin issues linked to the water.

The City of Flint expressed heartfelt condolences on Facebook, highlighting Mays as “beloved for his bold and courageous service on behalf of Flint’s First Ward,” and acknowledging that his impactful presence would be deeply missed.

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