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Sponsors of the Public Art Initiative

The DDA would like to thank the Imlay City Rotary Club, the Imlay City Lions Club and Frontier Communications for their generous support of the Public Art Initiative. We would also like to thank Imlay City Florist, Lapeer County FFA and Tom Germayne for their time and donations.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and come with a wide array of promotional benefits.
Please click on the link found below for more information.

Sponsorship for Public Art

RFP Addition of WIFI to Downtown Imlay City






The City of Imlay City is seeking sealed bids for WI-FI deployment sufficient to cover the following public areas within downtown Imlay City: Lamb Steele Park, Alvin Norlin Swimming Pool, Farmers’ Market, 338 East Third Street, 400 East Third Street and 406 East Third Street, until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Bids should be clearly marked “DOWNTOWN WI-FI” and submitted to the Office of the City Manager, ATTN: Tom Youatt, 150 North Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444.  Bid forms and specifications may be obtained by calling Dana Walker, DDA Director at (810) 724-2135 or found below. The City of Imlay City and the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority reserve the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any irregularities and to accept the proposal deemed to be in the best interests of the City of Imlay City and the Downtown Development Authority.



Nicole F. Frost

City Clerk 

RFP Information WiFi to Downtown

Farmers' Market on Thursdays

The Farmers' Market will be held at the corner of Third Street and Main Street every Thursday until October 27 from 1-6 p.m.
The Market does accept food assistance programs including WIC, Senior Fresh and EBT and payment with a debit card.  Double Up Food Bucks will also be honored this year.
For more information on the Market, including a vendor application, please click here.
On Thursday, June 16, a special Crafter and Artisan market will take place.  A special rate of $5 for the day for crafters and artisans will apply.  For more information, please click here.

Vendor Application


In the fall of 2014, Imlay City teamed up with Attica Township and Imlay Township to participate in the Frontier Communication’s “America’s Best Communities” contest.  The Imlay Team received a $50,000 grant in May of 2015 when it was selected as one of the top 50 communities from 350 contestants.

The grant money was used to develop a Revitalization Plan that has laid the foundation for future economic and cultural growth for our region.

Copies of the Revitalization Plan, along with conceptual renderings, are available at the City and Townships’ offices, at both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library and by clicking on the link found below.

Although the Imlay community did not advance to the final round of the competition, the experience was truly amazing and Imlay City, Attica Township and Imlay Township are truly one of America’s Best Communities!

See how the America's Best Communities Contest will Impact our region by clicking here.
A big Thank You to Frontier Communications click here.
Why Do You Love Imlay City?  Click here.
Want to see our Progress? Click here.
Our Revitalization Plan process has begun!  Click here.
The Imlay Region's Quality of Life can't be beat!  Click here.

America's Best Communities- Imlay City

Welcome to Historic Downtown Imlay City!

Whether it is an abundance of things to do, or a pleasant smile and friendly atmosphere you desire, Imlay City’s Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility. With a great mix of businesses, outstanding service, and a pleasant environment, why go anywhere else? Please take a moment to visit our many shops, eateries and service establishments. We guarantee you will be greeted with a smile as you indulge in all Imlay City has to offer!

Buy Local

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce are proud sponsor the ongoing Buy Local Campaign.

Why Buy Local?  Click here to discover the importance of buying local.
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