Chief of Staff

Trisha Stein
Trisha Stein

Trisha Stein serves as the Chief of Staff to Mayor Mike Duggan and is responsible for overseeing many of the Mayor’s key initiatives, including citywide communications, inter-departmental activities and special projects. Trisha’s extensive experience in government and public policy spans more than 25 years.

Trisha has previously served as Director of Administrative Operations at the Detroit Police Department since April 2015 where she provided strategic planning and management of critical projects and priorities and served as Chief James Craig’s top policy advisor. Some of her initiatives included Project Green Light Detroit, a public private partnership aimed at increasing public safety by using real-time video technology and Ceasefire Detroit, a coordinated effort to address gun violence perpetrated by or against members of gangs, groups or street crews.

Prior to joining the police department, Stein served as interim director of Planning & Development from 2014-15, where she developed the investment strategy and implementation plan for the city’s HUD entitlement funds, which played a critical role in laying the groundwork for Detroit’s urban redevelopment strategy.

Stein’s diverse career has also included serving as the top administrator for the Wayne County Prosecutor's office. She has worked in London in the House of Commons, as a communications analyst for the Michigan House, and managed the campaign that helped elect Jennifer Granholm as Michigan Attorney General.

“I am excited to work with the highly talented team at the city and help bring together their efforts that will positively impact Detroiters,” Stein said. "I am ready for the challenges to come to ensure key strategic initiatives are implemented."

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