Detroit Evening Report, March 23, 2022: Heidelberg Project president and CEO stepping down

An art installation of the outdoor art exhibit Heidelberg Project.

An art installation of the outdoor art exhibit Heidelberg Project.


Welcome to the Detroit Evening Report, a daily round-up of news that city residents need to know.

The president and CEO of the Heidelberg Project is stepping down. Jenenne Whitfield has worked with project founder Tyree Guyton for 28 years. Whitfield is joining the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore as its new director. While in charge of the Heidelberg Project, Whitfield created the HP 3 Point 0 self-sustaining arts and culture community, which helped the organization expand into a new headquarters in the heart of the neighborhood. Last year, Guyton and the Heidelberg Project were honored by the City of Detroit as part of its inaugural Detroit ACE honors, a salute to artists who have contributed 25 years or more of service to Detroit arts and culture. In a release Whitfield says, “It’s time to pass the baton to the next generation and continue the evolution of the Heidelberg Project.”  She leaves the position in September.

Other headlines for March 23, 2022:

  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is donating $75,000 to help Detroit students
  • City of Detroit’s General Services Department is hiring to fill full-time and seasonal positions
  • Detroit nonprofit Hearts of Humanity event focused on women re-entering the workforce
  • Proposed legislation would ban tickets issued from red-light cameras
  • State is allocating $1.5 million to improve adult education

Listen: Today’s top stories from the Detroit Evening Report.


Trusted, accurate, up-to-date.

WDET strives to make our journalism accessible to everyone. As a public media institution, we maintain our journalistic integrity through independent support from readers like you. If you value WDET as your source of news, music and conversation, please make a gift today.

Donate today »


  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.