Gary A. Brown

Gary A. Brown

Board Representative for the City of Detroit

Mr. Brown was appointed the Director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in October 2015. He is leading the department toward a customer-focused, fiscally responsible operation. Previously, Mr. Brown served as the City of Detroit’s Group Executive for Operations and Chief Operating Officer under Mayor Mike Duggan, charged with ensuring continued improvement of city services. He was initially hired to the City’s Executive Office as Chief Compliance Officer by former Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, after spending nearly four years as president Pro Tem of the Detroit City Council. Mr. Brown is also a former Deputy Chief of the Detroit Police Department, where he served for 26 years beginning as a patrol officer, rising through the ranks to become Commander of the 1st, 3rd, 9th and 11th Precincts, as well as the Gang Squad, Narcotics and Internal Affairs Divisions.