April E-newsletter 2017: Five Questions for Our New Board Chair and Director of Community & Economic Development

April 12, 2017

Laura Trudeau has been appointed as the DFC Implementation Office’s chair of the board of directors, succeeding Dr. George Swan.  Laura recently retired from The Kresge Foundation, where she served as the Detroit program’s managing director.  She is noted for championing game-changing initiatives in Detroit, including serving as a fervent advocate for Detroit Future City, both with planning the Strategic Framework and with its implementation.

Tom Goddeeris was recently hired as the DFC Implementation Office’s director of community and economic development.  Tom is an acclaimed community development leader in Detroit. He previously led the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation for 25 years, building it from a start-up non-profit to an award-winning community organization.

For this month’s newsletter, these two community and industry leaders were asked five questions on their views of the city, of the DFC Implementation Office and their outlook on the future.