Reggie 'Reg' Davis (Dist. 6)
Wayne County Commissioner Reggie "Reg" Davis was appointed to the commission on Jan. 11, 2018.
A native son of Detroit, he is a radio icon who was driven to public service after his brother, Vito, was gunned down and killed in the city.
Before serving as the 6th District Wayne County Commissioner, he was Deputy District Manager of the 1st District with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's Department of Neighborhoods.
He was elected in 2009 to a term on the Detroit City Charter Revision Commission and served three years in that capacity.
Commissioner Davis says his experience on the Detroit City Charter Revision Commission opened his eyes to the way government should operate in discharging its responsibilities to citizens. He fought for, and now the city has, an elected Police Commission with oversight of the Detroit Police Department.
Detroit is on sound financial footing today by following the guidelines of its new charter. Fiscal responsibility is a foundation of Commissioner Davis' public service. Experience he garnered by working in the administration of Mayor Duggan and serving people in 6th District neighborhoods prepared him to serve as a county commissioner.
Commissioner Davis says his priorities for Wayne County are clear. They include:
· Repairing the many miles of road that the county is responsible for in communities such as Detroit.
· Meeting other county responsibilities, including keeping lights working.
· Assisting senior citizens and children who are battling poverty.
· Working to ensure that those who have mental health challenges receive treatment, not incarceration, when appropriate so that they can become productive citizens.
Commissioner Davis is also the founder of CeaseFire Youth Initiative, which he founded after his younger brother's death in 2001. Five young men between the ages of 17 and 20 were responsible for his brother's assassination but rather than condemning them, Commissioner Davis recognized they did not have a father or older brother to steer them in the right direction. He forgave his brother's killers and went on to establish CeaseFire Youth Initiative, Inc., a non-violent conflict resolution advocacy organization aimed at curbing youth violence.
Commissioner Davis says he will continue to memorialize is brother by working for a safer Wayne County.
A Rosa Parks Scholar, Commissioner Davis graduated from Detroit Murray Wright High School and earned a four-year scholarship to Wayne State University. He is also an alumnus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. In 2004, he was granted an honorary degree from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts after winning three Radio Personality of the Year Awards. He was also nominated for a national Radio Personality Award in 2001 by The Radio & Records Trade Company.View District MapRepresenting: Detroit (part)
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