Detroit Entertainment Commission

The Detroit Entertainment Commission (DEC) was established by a resolution approved on June 24, 2008,  to serve as an advisory body to the Council. The DEC's goals to attract, cultivate, and make citizens aware of business and cultural opportunities created by entertainment, cultural, athletic, film, and special events that occur within the City of Detroit. The vision of the Detroit Entertainment Commission evolved from the Entertainment Task Force which was introduced and championed by Councilman Kwame Kenyatta.


The Detroit Entertainment Commission is composed of twelve members appointed by the Detroit City Council and the Executive Branch, with one member nominated by each Council Member and three members nominated by the Mayor. Each member serves a term of three years.  Members serve without compensation. The Detroit Entertainment Commission issues an annual report of its work to City Council at the end of each year.


Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21) went into effect on March 24, 2020. Therefore, the Detroit Entertainment Commission (DEC) will be meeting virtually using video conferencing software in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   This action is being taken in accordance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-15, which allows electronic meetings for public bodies.

The Detroit Entertainment Commission's meets from 5:00 PM to approximately 6:30 PM.  The scheduled meeting dates for 2020 are listed below.  Please click on the Notice of Virtual Meeting listed under NEWS and EVENTS (below) to attend live online.  The meetings are open to the public and public comment may be rendered at all of them. The adopted dates for the meetings of 2021 are:


     January 25, 2021                                   July 19, 2021

     February 15, 2021                                  August 16, 2021 (tentative)

     March 15, 2021                                       September 20, 2021

     April 19, 2021                                         October 18, 2021

     May 17, 2021                                           November 15, 2021

     June 21, 2021                                          December 15, 2021