Arthur Jemison

Chief of Services & Infrastructure
City Of Detroit

Arthur Jemison is the Chief of Services and Infrastructure, appointed by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, tasked with leading the organization to help improve coordination between city departments. Jemison led the city’s Housing & Revitalization Department (HRD) as its director since he was recruited by Mayor Duggan in early 2014 through mid-2018. During that time, Jemison has worked with developers to create more than 1,500 new affordable housing units and preserved hundreds of other units that were soon to see their affordability status expire. Jemison also led the development of a comprehensive citywide strategy to meet the housing needs of low-income residents and implemented new strategies to address homelessness in Detroit. In his newly created Group Executive-level role, Jemison has been tasked with getting key city departments to coordinate in new ways to better serve the needs of residents. He will have direct oversight of many of the city departments that most directly touch Detroiters, such as the Health Department, Fire Department, Housing & Revitalization and Buildings, Safety Engineering & Environmental Department (BSEED), each of which has its own department head to run day-to-day operations.

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