Obama Point Person for Detroit says City Posed Challenges

As the Obama Administration prepares to leave office it also leaves a lasting imprint on the city of Detroit.

The Administration provided a financial bailout for the city’s signature auto industry.

It also embedded Administration officials in Detroit’s government to help the city navigate its way through the nation’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

The Administration’s point person in that effort was Deputy Assistant to the President Don Graves.

He tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the effort began during a time that was especially challenging because if followed the conviction of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on racketeering charges.

Image credit: Amy Miller

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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