Mayor Duggan honors DDOT and DFD employees involved in saving City's bus fleet from fire

Mayor Duggan joined employees of the Detroit Department of Transportation and the Detroit Fire Department to honor and thank them for their efforts in saving 75 buses from a recent DDOT garage fire.

Vice President Biden joins Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as Motor City Match awards $600,000 in grants to 15 new & growing Detroit businesses

 Vice President Joe Biden joined Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today at ceremonies where 15 Detroit entrepreneurs earned Motor City Match grants to open or expand their business in the city. 
Since the program was launched nearly two years ago, Motor City Match has distributed nearly $3 million in grant funds to more than 60 local businesses and assisted more than 570 entrepreneurs.  This sixth round of grant awards, totaling $600,000, is the largest amount ever offered in a single round since the program’s inception.
Every three months, Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit real estate opportunities and provides them with the funding and technical support needed to help them succeed.
For more information, visit, City of Detroit News.

Over $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Detroit Health Department

The Detroit Health Department announced this week that the Department has received more than $1 million in grant funds to support the development of new programs and initiatives for early childhood, asthma care and treatment, environmental health, and teen pregnancy prevention.
For more information, visit City of Detroit Health Department.

Detroit selected as a Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team city

Bloomberg Philanthropies recognized the city of Detroit as a new member of its Innovation Team (I-team) program, which helps City Halls drive bold innovation, change culture, and tackle big problems to deliver better results for residents. Detroit was selected from a pool of municipalities with a demonstrated commitment to designing and delivering bold solutions to complex problems. Other cities selected for the global program include Be’er Sheva, Israel; Toronto, Canada, and Anchorage, AK; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; and Durham; NC in the United States. 
Currently in the third round of funding, the program will allow the City of Detroit to fund an in-house innovation team, or “I-team", to pioneer new approaches that improve the lives of residents. Innovation Teams investigate complex local challenges, design solutions with clear goals, and rigorously measure progress to improve citizens’ lives.  
More information about the Innovation Team Program is available through the Bloomberg Philanthropies website.

Mayor Duggan tours the 2017 North American International Auto Show

Mayor Duggan joined members of the media during the Detroit Auto Show’s press review week. He toured the floor and took a test ride on the Ford Racecar Virtual Simulator. The auto show runs from January 8 through January 22, 2017.
For more information about the auto show, visit http://naias.com/.

What’s Coming Up?

Calling District 6: West Vernor Corridor Community Planning Meeting

The City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department and Department of Neighborhoods invite you to participate in efforts to turn planning into action in neighborhoods along West Vernor Highway.
The City’s PDD is taking action to plan for specific target areas throughout the City in 2017. Building on previously completed neighborhood planning studies for Southwest Detroit, the city invites YOU to help develop community priorities and identify neighborhood improvements that can be implemented.

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2 locations/ times for your convenience

  • St. Gabriel Church, 8118 West Vernor Highway. 11:00AM- 12:30PM
  • Cristo Rey High School, 5679 West Vernor Highway. 4:00PM- 5:3-PM

** For sign language interpretation call in advance at 313-224-0472.

City of Detroit Dashboard Metrics: Under Construction

We are updating our metrics section to reflect the progress we have made. We will begin to track new metrics to measure our success and keep Detroiters updated. Stay tuned!