DETROIT – Lifelong Detroit resident Jonathan C. Kinloch has been appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan to serve on the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners. He will attend his first meeting as a commissioner on Wednesday, April 4.
The seven Detroit Board of Water Commissioners, all appointed by the mayor, are Chairman Michael Einheuser, Vice Chair Mary Blackmon, Lane Coleman, John Henry Davis, Linda Forte, Jane Garcia and Kinloch. The board has policy and budget oversight for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, including approving the Detroit water and sewer rates.
Kinloch has been a fixture in Detroit and Wayne County’s public policy and community engagement for more than twenty years. He is president of The Kinloch Group, Inc., a multi-faceted entertainment and media company.
Kinloch is chairman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. He also serves on the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority and the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation boards. Previously, he was a member of the Wayne County Planning and Development Commission, Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals, Detroit Library Commission and the Detroit Board of Education.
He is a member of Triumph Church in Detroit and the chair of the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization.
Board of Water Commissioner Pamela Rodgers did not seek re-appointment which vacated a seat. She was appointed to the board by Mayor Duggan in January 2016. The board members are appointed on staggered terms.
The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners holds its committee meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. The full board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and held at the Water Board Building in downtown Detroit. In July 2017, the Board of Water Commissioners began to host evening meetings in the community with a minimum of five scheduled annually, which replace the full board meeting for that month. The next community meeting will be Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 21150 Moross Road.
About the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) serves more than 230,000 residential, commercial and non-profit accounts that includes a residential population of 680,000. DWSD’s water network consists of more than 2,700 miles of water main and nearly 3,000 miles of sewer collection piping within the city of Detroit. To learn more about DWSD or to request water services, make payments, or report water problems, call DWSD at 313-267-8000 or visit us at detroitmi.gov/dwsd.