Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that General Services Department executive Sandra Yu Stahl has been appointed deputy chief financial officer and chief procurement officer to manage purchasing and contracting for city government.
Stahl has led operations for Detroit’s facilities, vehicle fleet, parks, recreation, blight remediation and animal control. In addition to the 800 employees and $150 million budget for city services she had been leading, Stahl last year took over responsibility for the roll out of $200 million of ARPA-funded projects including expanding recreation centers, implementing the Skills for Life workforce development, and beautification projects across Detroit.
“My goals are to continue Boysie Jackson’s leadership in running this department on the principles of integrity and inclusion,” says Stahl. “As Detroit continues our recovery, I’m committed that the city’s procurement department does everything possible to make sure Detroiters get every opportunity to succeed in our purchases.”
Stahl named Toni Stewart Limmitt, an executive in Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) as her deputy. Limmitt has over 20 years of experience in procurement, having worked at Rouge Steel, Severstal, AK Steel, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department before joining OCP in 2017.
Before today’s promotion, Limmitt was serving as OCP’s associate director for ARPA administration and procurement strategies, making certain the city is in full compliance with complex federal procurement guidelines.
“Toni has played a huge role from the purchasing perspective on our $826 million American Rescue Plan Act program, which involves 80 individual initiatives and scores of contracts that must be managed impeccably,” Stahl said. “She’ll be a critical partner in making sure the department continues to operate to the highest of integrity and competence.”
Limmitt says: “I look forward to continue the work in the office of Contracting and Procurement in my new position as deputy chief procurement officer. I will continue to provide outreach efforts to ensure the inclusion of Detroit small and micro businesses on ARPA projects and other programs.”