City Council District 6

Gabriela Santiago-Romero
Gabriela Santiago-Romero

Gabriela Santiago-Romero, MSW (she/her) is the newly elected Detroit City Council Member for District 6. She currently serves on the Budget, Finance & Audit Standing Committee, and is the first Latina to ever chair a standing committee, Public Health & Safety.




6 for D6 Policy Priorities

  1. Equitable Development
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Environmental Justice
  5. Public Safety
  6. Protecting & Expanding Rights

D6 Resource Guide

Check out our D6 Resources Guide for information about local small businesses, places of worship, block clubs, nonprofits, and more. Click here to view as a map.

#TeamGSR Meeting Recordings

May 2024 - Fugitive Dust Information Session

May 2024 - #TeamGSR Meeting Recording

April 2024 - #TeamGSR Meeting Recording

March 2024 - #TeamGSR Meeting Recording

February 2024 - Building Power Training Series: City Budget 101 Recording

February 2024 - #TeamGSR Meeting Recording

(Click here for meeting recordings older than 2024)

City Council President
City Council Pro Tem

Council Member Bio

Gabriela Santiago-Romero, MSW (she/her) is an immigrant from Mexico and a Southwest Detroit native. She’s the former Policy and Research Director at We The People Michigan based in Detroit. She earned her master of Social Work studying Social Policy and Evaluation with a focus on Community and Social Systems from the University of Michigan. She has made history by becoming the first out female LGBTQ Detroit councilmember. She’s a community activist and organizer who has extensive experience working for Detroit nonprofits and local government. Love and food fuel her work.