Mayor Duggan Appoints Former Chief Justice Conrad Mallett as Deputy Mayor

Mayor Mike Duggan announced the appointment of Conrad Mallett, as Deputy Mayor. Mallett has spent the past 20 years as a top administrator at the Detroit Medical Center, much of that time serving as president of one of Michigan’s largest hospitals, Sinai-Grace. Prior to that, Mallett spent eight years as a member of the Michigan Supreme Court, his last two years as its Chief Justice.

Mallett will lead the City’s long-term response to the coronavirus crisis, including the safe reopening of the city and preparing for a potential spike in COVID-19 cases this winter.

“COVID-19 is going to be a threat to the health of our residents and to the health of Detroit’s economy for at least the next year,” said Mayor Duggan. “Conrad Mallett brings us the senior leader we have been looking for with a deep health care background. We are very fortunate to convince him to return to public service.”

Mallett is grateful for his new role.

“This is a pivotal time in our city’s history, and I’m honored that the Mayor has asked me to join the great leadership team he has built,” Mallett said. “I look forward to working with our group executives, department heads, city council members and others to navigate these uncertain times as we continue to build a city that provides support and opportunity for all Detroiters.”

Chief Craig will remain Deputy Mayor for Public Safety.

Mallett post begins May 25.



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