Mayor, Pleasant Ridge; Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit
Kurt Metzger is the director emeritus at Data Driven Detroit (D3), a group that’s mission is to provide accessible high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making that will strengthen communities in Southeast Michigan. Funded by the Skillman and Kresge Foundations, D3’s charge is to develop a “centralized” data repository that will facilitate a variety of research, education and service programs designed to improve the understanding of population and housing patterns in metropolitan Detroit and urban America.
Prior to his role at D3, Metzger spent 15 years with the U.S. Census Bureau in the Detroit Regional Office. He also served as a senior research analyst with the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University and the research director for United Way in Detroit.