Wayne County has voted yes on a 10-year millage that will allow residents to have access to services from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Wayne Count controlled one-third of the vote for the proposal. 0.2 mill renewal on all taxable property located within Wayne County was approved for the years 2022 through 2031. Oakland and Macomb County also voted yes on the proposal.
“I’d like to thank the residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties for voting yes for the DIA,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “The DIA millage renewal will ensure the museum can continue offering free field trips and free transportation to tens of thousands of students from local schools each year and free programming for local seniors. The millage also ensures free access to the DIA’s unique collection of art, culture, and history for Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County residents.”
The DIA will continue to provide Wayne County residents with free K-12 school field trips along with free transportation, senior group programming with free transportation, and unlimited free general admission. Every year, the DIA submits reports to an independent auditor, and financial statements are available online.