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Orlando P. Bailey

Director, Engagement, BridgeDetroit

Orlando P. Bailey is the Engagement Director at BridgeDetroit, practicing community development in the neighborhood where he was born.

Passionate about shifting the narrative of Black cities and neighborhoods, Bailey is an Emmy Award winning journalist, co-host of the podcast Authentically Detroit, and host of Urban Consulate. Previously, he served as Chief Development Officer for the Eastside Community Network.

Bailey has appeared on stages and screens for The Aspen Institute, SXSW, Canadian Urban Institute, Wellbeing Cities Forum, American Black Journal on Detroit Public TV, and more.

In 2019, Bailey traveled across Europe with The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. He has been named a BMe Vanguard Fellow, received the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Eastern Michigan University, and was selected as an Emerging City Champion by Knight Foundation and 880 Cities in Toronto.

Bailey has had the privilege to interview hundreds of visionaries and changemakers, including Dr. Cornel West, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, Dr. Andre M. Perry, and more.

Bailey earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.