Department of Neighborhoods Director
Raymond Solomon II is a native of Detroit, who has demonstrated his love and dedication through his work with the City of Detroit. For more than 15 years, he has worked to improve the quality of life of Detroiters. He started his career with the City of Detroit in the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs. Under Mayor Mike Duggan, he has served as a district deputy manager, district manager, general manager and now director of the Department of Neighborhoods.
Ray, the son of a community activist, is all too familiar with what it takes to serve and maintain a relationship with the community. As a child, Ray spent time in the community, passing out literature, sitting in on meetings with various block clubs, neighborhood groups and associations.
A graduate of Frank Cody High School in Detroit, Ray attended Lewis College of Business after high school. During his college studies, he joined his father’s company, Solomon Distribution. He has worked on several victorious campaigns for several judges, Detroit mayors, Southfield mayors, Wayne County commissioners and two presidential candidates.