Council Member Mary Sheffield District 5

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Shanika A. Owens
Senior Advisor
(313) 224-1495
"The litmus test for policymaking is to protect the most vulnerable, not to enrich the most privileged" - Melissa Harris-Perry
Barry M. Blackwell
Special Executive Assistant
(313) 224.4505 
"Our office represents the fabric of Detroit"

Brian H. White
Chief of Staff
(313) 224-1823
“Listening to the community, speaking truth to power and changing the world” 

Alphonzo Horton
Community Assistant
(313) 224-4505
"With God, we can move Detroit forward"

DeAndre' J. Calvert
Community Liason
(313) 224-1249
"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

Karriem M. Holman
Policy Analyst/Community Liaison
(313) 224.1053
"Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action." - Malcolm X