ADC Michigan continues to work closely with elected government officials in order to facilitate dialogue between them and community members, thus strengthening ties. ADC, on a regular basis, meets with these officials to update them on issues affecting the community and to relay concerns of the community. In addition, ADC, regularly hosts events between community members and government officials to address relevant issues of concern. To fulfill this initiative, ADC has established a strong relationship with the heads of all federal agencies in Michigan.
BRIDGES was founded in 2001 but was declared a formal entity of dialogue on May 16, 2003 by former US Attorney Jeffrey Collins and ADC Regional Director Imad Hamad. BRIDGES, an acronym for Building Respect In Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity, is a formalized body that includes members of the Arab American community who have been meeting with the heads of all the federal agencies in Detroit since shortly after the September 11 tragedy.