Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the appointment of Tim Slusser as chief of mobility innovation for the city of Detroit.
In his new role, Slusser will work across multiple city departments to coordinate cleaner, more accessible, and more equitable mobility solutions for Detroit residents and visitors alike. Prior to joining the city, he served as the director of smart mobility at NextEnergy.
“Detroit has been a leader of innovation for well over a hundred years. Both the Detroit Center for Innovation and Ford’s Michigan Central Station campus are going to create a whole new range of opportunity for the talent we have in our city,” says Mayor Duggan.
“Tim joining the administration couldn’t have come at a more exciting time as we work to build on our history of mobility innovation and to provide more equitable access to these opportunities.”
He is tasked to develop a stronger ecosystem in Detroit which enables more pilots and demonstrations of innovative mobility solutions for all Detroiters. This will include helping companies get the city support they need such as permitting, community engagement, and helping to cultivate fruitful public-private partnerships.
“This opportunity brings together my passion for accelerating mobility solutions with my desire to create lasting impact in my local community,” says Slusser. “I’m honored to serve the city of Detroit in this role and inspired by Mayor Duggan’s vision for the future of Detroit.”
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.