- Achieved $5.7 budget surplus for fiscal year 2015, first surplus in eight years.
- Balanced Wayne County’s budget in first year in office, eliminating a $52 million structural deficit and $82 million accumulated deficit.
- Restructured employee and retiree health care to eliminate $829 million in unfunded obligations.
- Negotiated new, fiscally-responsible collective bargaining agreements with 12 of 13 County unions.
- Successfully implemented financial consent agreement and now seeking closure on consent agreement process.
- Released from Consent Agreement with State of Michigan after just 14 months.
- Consolidated multiple departments into the streamlined Dept. of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness to improve access to health care for Wayne County residents.
- Launching new eProcurement system to create more cost-effective, transparent contracting.
- Partnered with The Senior Alliance to save the Meals on Wheels program.
- Signed contract with Correct Care Solutions (CCS) in order to oversee and improve the quality of care provided in jail health services.
- Investing $30 million in 2016 toward 16 capital improvement projects on Wayne County’s roads and bridges benefitting 21 communities.
- Invested $4,489,640 in 88 pieces of new, longer-lasting equipment for Wayne County Roads Division.
- Completed work on the Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge and reopened it to traffic on August 12, 2016.
- In 2015, made 42.4 lane miles of capital improvements across 15 different Wayne County communities.
- Initiated partnership with Canton Township to complete $5 million capital improvement project.
- Accepted $207,500 from a $1,741,667 MDEQ Grant to the Alliance of Rouge Communities for storm water management activities throughout the Rouge River watershed.
Access to Health care
- Opened new federally qualified Wayne Health Center in partnership with Beaumont Health and University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
- Began Wellness@theCommunity pilot program to bring health care to underserved County residents.
- 15% increase in clients accessing Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services.
- Implemented “No Wrong Door” policy for health and wellness services to ensure residents receive complete care.
- Partnered with First Ladies from faith institutions across Wayne County to raise funds to assist with testing and investigating the rape kit backlog.
- Established partnership with Black Family Development to provide career training and job placement assistance for at-risk youth
- Initiated Wayne County’s participation in the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program to provide job opportunities to promising young people with $700,000 investment
- Worked collaboratively with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to identify an additional $1 million to fund testing and investigation of the rape kit backlog.
- Provided $106,000 grant to install 160 LED streetlights along the revitalized Avenue of Fashion and University Commons neighborhoods in Northwest Detroit.
- Partnered with local charities to donate rehabbed homes to local families in need.
Homeland Security Emergency Management
- Used a $4 million federal grant to purchase equipment and conduct training exercise to test effectiveness of communications across the U.S. and Canadian borders for first responders
- Trained more than 400 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers
- Passed a FEMA evaluated drill for Medical Services Response for Radiological Incidents (MS-1)
- Passed FEMA federal safety drill.
- The Parks Division organized 515 activities and programs in 2015.
- Upgraded facilities at Hines Park, Nankin Mills, and Elizabeth Park.
- Partnered with Motor City Mountain Biking Association to implement two trails in Hines Park.
- Participated in the DIA’s Inside Out program that brings high quality reproductions of masterpieces to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.
- Completed design work for projects that will be implemented at several Parks facilities in 2016.
- Contracted for Elizabeth Park Shoreline Restoration and Greenway Project.
- Contracted for Parks long term planning process to steer park development over the next ten years.
- Contracted to provide Parks funding to numerous municipalities throughout the County for improvements to local parks.
County Executive Awards
- 2016 National Organization of Black County Officials County Executive of the Year
- 2016 African American Leadership Awards Leadership & Legacy Award
Members of the Administration Awards
- 2015 Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Award Rudy Hobbs
- 2015 Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Award Lloyd Jackson
- 2015 Michgian Chronicle Women of Excellence Award Genelle Allen
- 2015 Michgian Chronicle Women of Excellence Award Dr. Shawny DeBerry
- 2016 Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Award Rev. Greg Roberts
- 2015 Crain’s 40 under 40 Tony Saunders
- 2015 Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40 Randal Brown
- 2016 Crains 20 in their 20s Aghogho Edevbie