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Mike Duggan

Mayor, City of Detroit

Mike Duggan is serving his second term as mayor of Detroit. Duggan has spent his entire career working in the city to solve some of the most complex issues facing Detroiters, including crime, blight and access to jobs.

As mayor, Duggan created a land bank to manage abandoned properties in the city, demolishing more than 13,000 blighted homes, and established a public lighting authority to replace 60,000 streetlights citywide. His focus is on rebuilding neighborhoods, improving public safety and transportation, encouraging job growth and economic development, and restoring parks and recreation.

Duggan’s tenure includes the creation of Project Green Light, which partners with more than 300 business and has reduced crime by nearly 40 percent; creation of the Detroit Promise Zone authority to dedicate a portion of tax dollars to fund free college tuition assistance to city high school graduates; and expansion of the summer youth job program, Grow Detroit’s Young Talent.