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Mike Duggan

Mayor, City of Detroit

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Mike Duggan is mayor of Detroit. Duggan is perhaps the area’s most successful turnaround specialist, having rescued Wayne County’s finances, the SMART regional bus system and the Detroit Medical Center from financial collapse. Since taking office, Mayor Duggan has spearheaded efforts to tackle key challenges facing Detroit, including a strategy to address the city’s ongoing blight problem, the establishment of a Department of Neighborhoods office in each of the seven city council districts, and the improvement of city lighting and EMS response times.

Prior to becoming mayor, Duggan served as deputy executive for Wayne County. In that position he oversaw 14 straight balanced budgets and a fully-funded pension system, led the effort to bring the Detroit Lions back to downtown Detroit, co-chaired the construction of Comerica Park and Ford Field, and negotiated the deal with former President Bill Clinton’s Administration that led to the construction of Detroit Metro Airport’s midfield terminal.