Under Mayor Wild's leadership, the City has focused on four key initiatives:
- Creating an environmentally sustainable City
- Improving the health and well-being of Westland residents
- Making Westland an even more compassionate City
- Beautification of the City
These initiatives are best demonstrated by multiple city programs such as:
Westland Mission: Green!
The "Westland Mission: Green!" initiative is a local program designed to promote sustainable living while also encouraging citizens to incorporate environmental best practices into their daily lives. To date, the City's curbside recycling program boasts one of the nation's highest participation rates and has saved Westland several hundred thousand dollars each year on landfill costs by recycling approximately one million pounds of trash monthly.
Also under the "Westland Mission: Green!" initiative, the City of Westland converted over three thousand old inefficient mercury vapor and high-pressure sodium streetlights to high efficiency LED lights throughout the entire City. Westland is the only city in Wayne County to achieve this. This milestone comes with a total cost savings of almost four hundred thousand dollars per year.
Passport to a Healthy City
"Passport to a Healthy City" is a program implemented by the Mayor's administration focused on advancing innovative programs to empower citizens to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. This program has quickly gained notoriety, making Westland one of the most progressive communities in the state of Michigan.
"Compassionate City" is a program Mayor Wild launched in an effort to make the City not only a healthy and environmentally sustainable place to live but a humane, friendly one as well. Mayor Wild launched a citywide compassion journey by becoming Michigan's first City to take the "charter for compassion" pledge, with the goal of becoming Michigan's most compassionate City.
Neighborhood Makeover Program
"Neighborhood Makeover Program" is a city wide program to improve the quality of life for our residents through beautification and maintenance programs. This five year program focuses on these areas of concerns:
- Water Distribution Systems
- Neighborhood Blight