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Detroit Dashboard for the week of 7/20

What We're Doing

Mayor Duggan visits Detroit’s Sister City in Japan

Mayor Mike Duggan boarded a flight to Toyota City, Japan Thursday for his first visit to Detroit’s Sister City. Mayor Duggan’s trip will focus on strengthening Detroit’s relationship with Toyota City and building the City’s international relationships. During this trip Mayor Duggan will highlight Detroit’s ongoing recovery during addresses he’ll be giving in Toyota City and Tokyo.

Detroit Firefighters welcomed new trucks this week

The Detroit Fire Department welcomed the first of 10 new fire trucks on Monday at a southwest Detroit station. The new trucks were custom-built for the Detroit Fire Department, and are the first new pumper trucks DFD has received in eight years. 

John Hill receives Top CFO Award for government from Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business named Detroit’s Chief Financial Officer, John Hill, as the region’s top government CFO. Hill received this award because of his strategic handling of the City’s bankruptcy along with his success transforming the City’s finance operations. Hill was hired five months after Detroit filed bankruptcy, and since then he has helped guide the City through the process and has implemented structural reforms to improve the City’s financial management systems.

What's Coming Up

Family Fun Day hosted by Councilwoman Ayers

Council Member Janeé L. Ayers would like to extend an invitation to the City of Detroit for her first annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 25, from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort Street.The event includes free food, live music, games and basketball. Wayne County’s Sheriff, Detroit Fire/EMS, and the Detroit Police Department will be providing safety training for kids of all ages; to RSVP call 313-224-4248.

DDOT Bus Route Public Hearing

The City of Detroit Department of Transportation will be holding public hearings this week on proposed changes to service routes for school schedules that will affect six routes in September 2015. The public hearings are scheduled for:

  1. Tuesday, July 28, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the DDOT Administration Building, 1301 E Warren, Detroit
  2. Wednesday, July 29, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at WCCD Eastern Campus, 501 Conner St, Detroit
  3. Thursday, July 30, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Roberto Clemente Rec Center, 2631 Bagley, Detroit

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Senior Citizens Informational Summit

Council President, Brenda Jones, is hosting the Sixth Annual Senior Citizens Informational Summit on Thursday, July 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Erma Henderson Park, 8800 E. Jefferson Ave, Detroit. Senior information will provided along with light refreshments, gift raffles and entertainment. To RSVP, call 313-224-1245, and for more information, visit

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