Community Relations

James Kosteva, Director of Community RelationsCommunity Relations Director Jim Kosteva coordinates activities linked with community organizations and local government officials in the greater Ann Arbor area and southeastern Michigan.

Key service areas include:

  • Coordination of campus planning and construction with local officials
  • Communication and resolution of public and campus safety concerns
  • Mediation of parking, transportation, neighborhood, and housing concerns
  • Assistance to local and state economic development interests
  • Administration of the annual University United Way Campaign
  • Partnership coordination between U-M and local arts and business communities
  • Representation of U-M at community and governmental public hearings
  • Facilitation of rapid response communications to address immediate needs

Special resources from Community Relations

Community Relations website

U-M & Ann Arbor
Community Relations brings up-to-date information to the public about the impact University of Michigan has on the city of Ann Arbor.

Circle of Champions

Community Guide
Our Community Guide has been improved with new, updated information for the public to use in searching for contacts, programs and events.