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Mike Duggan

Mayor, City of Detroit

mike-dugganMike 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.

As mayor, Duggan created a land bank to manage abandoned properties in the city, demolishing blighted houses at a record pace, and established a public lighting authority to replace 65,000 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 incudes the launch of the Detroit Promise, which provides free college tuition assistance to city high school graduates, and expansion of the summer youth job program, Grow Detroit’s Young Talent.