Detroit Public Lighting Authority Names Director

June 26, 2013

Photo Credit | J. Carlisle Larsen

“While Detroiters want their lights up, what they don’t want is lip service. So, I think what they expect is for it to be a thorough evaluation process to make sure that at the end of the day we have goals and bench marks that can be executed… and so we’re going to take the time and do that.”

—Odis Jones, Executive Director of the Detroit Public Lighting Authority

The Detroit Public Lighting Authority named Odis Jones as its Executive Director on Tuesday. Jones comes to the position after serving as the Economic Development Director for the City of Cincinnati. Jones spoke with WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen about his goals for the lighting authority.

The Detroit community can join the conversation with the Detroit Public Lighting Authority. Public meetings will be held on these dates:

-Wednesday, June 26: Northwest Activities Center, 6-8PM (MAP)
-Friday, June 28: Brightmoor Community Center, 6-8PM (MAP)
-Wednesday, July 3: Samaritan Center, 6-8PM (MAP)
-Monday, July 8: Greater Grace Temple, 6-8PM (MAP)
-Wednesday, July 10: Wayne County Community College-Downtown District, 6-8PM (MAP)
-Monday, July 15: Coleman A. Young Community Center, 6-8PM (MAP)
-Wednesday, July 17: Perfecting Church Cathedral, 6-8PM (MAP)

Photo Credit | J. Carlisle Larsen