Half-day event dedicated to discussions that will help enhance the effectiveness of shared city, county services
HEIGHTS – City elected officials and staff leaders joined several Wayne County department leaders June 30 to conduct a joint information workshop at City Hall. The event marked the first time a meeting of this type was held between the city and county.
The event gave officials from the city and county the opportunity to openly discuss questions and concerns relating to services the city receives from Wayne County. The directors of nearly all city departments and several county departments and agencies participated.
Following introductory comments by Mayor Bill Bazzi and Wayne County Economic Development Chief Administrative Officer Khalil Rahal, the participants divided into breakout sessions relating to their respective departments and services for more detailed discussions.
“It was a great day for Dearborn Heights” Bazzi said. “I was delighted to welcome our Wayne County colleagues to our city, and participate in this open sharing of questions, concerns and ideas for the future.
“One of my highest priorities since taking over as mayor was to re-establish an open, positive and mutually-beneficial relationship with our county representatives – and the success of this event clearly demonstrated we are heading in the right direction. I look forward to continuing this relationship as we work toward our mission to provide improved services to our residents and business owners.”