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Next Rivertown Meeting

Thursday April 24, 2014 5PM-6:30PM — Dan Dirks, Director, Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT)–”The New DDOT for Rivertown and Detroit”– Location– The Elevator Building, 1938 Franklin St. (between Orleans & St. Aubin)


  • 5PM-5:20PM Registration
  • Welcome by Randy Lewarchick, Owner, The Elevator Building
  • Westland Mayor Bill Wild–Candidate for Wayne County Executive–Up Close & Personal.
  • Office of U.S. Representative Gary Peters Update–Corri Wofford, Senior Congressional Liaison
  • City of Detroit District 5 Update, Vince Keenan, District 5 Manager
  • Susan G. Komen–”Race For the Cure” Update–Mo Meldrum, Chair
  • Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Summer Event Schedule Update—Rachel Frierson
  • Dan Dirks, Director, Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). “The New DDOT for Rivertown and Detroit”.
  • Tour of The Elevator Building—-Wow!!!! What a change. Don’t want to miss it.
  • The Rivertown Website—Join the many great advertisers and help support Rivertown Detroit.


  • Past meetings–see Memories tab for photos on our website www.rivertowndetroit.org

Rivertown Detroit Association-focused on improving living and working in Rivertown
Detroit. Membership–Work in Rivertown/Live in Rivertown area/Friend of Rivertown
Detroit. No cost to be a member—just looking for your time, talent and interest in
supporting and improving Rivertown Detroit.


Committees–Finance(Cindy Mecklem–Comerica Bank),Advertising & PR Communications/e-newsletter (Bill Brey, Detroit Chamber of Commerce), Technology (Michael Rohde), Welcome–(Connie Bailey, Prime Time Travel), Scholarship–(Constance Bailey–Primetime Travel), Safety & Security (Duncan Eady–East Jefferson Inc.) Garden Club (Chair–Barb Hayes, Detroit Garden Center),History & Heritage (Charlie Lauhoff, Lauhoff & Corp.),Economic Development (Greg Williams, FRG Consultants), Arts Committee( Chair-Kristine Diven, District VII Gallery & Creative Space), Detroit Police Department (Inspectors Dan Allen, Gary Sorka DPD), Jefferson Ave./Streetscape(Chair-Celeste Layne, East Jefferson, Inc.),Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Liaison(Chair–Michele Marine), Downtown Detroit Partnership Laison (Chair–Maryann Marantette Listman), Health & Wellness (Dr. Suzette Olaker-Copeland, MD), Government Relations (Sher Smith), Rivertown Chaplain—Brother Denis Weber, SJ–Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Real Estate (Chair-Sandra Dixon, Quality Service Real Estate), Transportation (Shanelle Jackson, Regional  Transit Authority) and others.

  • Rivertown Detroit Association coordinates efforts with the the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Downtown Detroit Partnership, REAL, Jefferson East, Inc. ,Detroit Police Department Riverfront plus Community and Police Committee, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and Friends of the Detroit River.

US Customs and Border Protection Operation Riverwatch 1-800-537-3220–Report any suspicious activity

Thank you to Walgreen’s, CVS, WGPR  for the “Welcome to Rivertown Detroit”on your electronic signs–we are getting the word out.


  • 2014
  • Thursday April 24th–Dan Dirks, Director, Detroit Department of Transportation
  • Thursday May 15th–TBD
  • Thursday June 19th—U.S. Coast Guard Station–Rivertown
  • Thursday July 17th—Cruising for Scholarships–Detroit River Boat trip–Diamond Belle
  • Thursday August 21st
  • Thursday 18th September
  • Thursday October 16th—Oktoberfest meeting at Atwater Block Brewery
  • Thursday November 20th
  • Thursday December 18th


  • Thursday January 15th--Dave Blaszkiewicz, President, Downtown Detroit Partnership/Invest Detroit. 2015 Downtown Detroit & Rivertown Updates. Club Waterfalls, 673 E. Franklin (1 block east of the Renaissance Center) 5PM



Detroit RiverFront Conservancy—Some Dates To Remember for Fun in Rivertown See www.detroitriverfront.org for more details

  • Centurion Services-Official Carpet & Textile Services for Rivertown-See ad on this site.
    • Roberts Riverwalk Hotel-Official Hotel of Rivertown Detroit–ask about the special Rivertown Detroit rates–Sunday-through Thursday–1000 River Place–see advertisement on this website for reservations.
    • Arthur J. Rohde & Co.–Official Office Suite Rental Company of Rivertown Detroit–Large suites to virtual offices. Conference room available. Right next to the IHOP and across the street from Staples. See advertisement this page.
    • Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union–Official Credit Union of Rivertown Detroit-See their advertisement on our website “We Believe In You”  www.dmcu.com
    • “Chip” Gibson Painting—-Official Rivertown Detroit painter–residential and commercial—see his advertisement on our website.
    • Robinson Furniture—Official Furniture store of Rivertown Detroit–see their advertisement on our website. “You Have An Uncle In The Furniture Business”
    • CRW—Official tile & ceramic supplier for Rivertown Detroit–see their advertisement on our website.
    • Royal Transportation–Official transportation company of Rivertown Detroit–www.royalbus.com or 1-313-331-8700. “Experience The Royal Treatment”
    • Harbortown Market--Official market of Rivertown–3472 E. Jefferson Ave. 1-313-259-9400/www.facebook.com/harbortownmarket–Your location for Holiday shopping–Fresh produce and meats, excellent selection of wines–stop in and see Omar.



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