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Kenneth Cockrel, Jr.

Executive Director, Detroit Future City, Implementation Office

Cockrel, Ken-croppedKenneth Cockrel, Jr. is executive director of Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Implementation Office. In this role, Cockrel leads a team of experts to implement the DFC Strategic Framework, the guide to decision-making and investment in Detroit. He also directs all partnerships, project initiatives, investments and funding opportunities for the DFC Implementation Office. Cockrel previously served on the Detroit City Council for 16 years, including one term as council president, and after serving four terms on the Wayne County Commission. He also served as mayor of Detroit from 2008-2009. As a Detroit councilman Cockrel was responsible for key legislation, including designated drug-free zones and the implementation of a “green” task force for neighborhood revitalization.