Detroit EM Orr to speak at U-M on ‘Future of Detroit Urban Governance’

March 6, 2014
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr

The oracle speaks!

Straying from the usual exclusive (!) visits to local editorial boards and radio stations, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will make a rare public appearance later this month the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Orr, 55, will deliver a lecture titled “The Future of Detroit Urban Governance” inside a ballroom on the second floor of the Michigan Union building at 530 S. State Street.

Orr’s spokesman, Bill Nowling, says the lecture will focus on Detroit’s restructuring and ongoing Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition. “General themes he has, and continues to speak about,” Nowling says.

U-M says the 90-minute lecture on March 25 will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, with a planned reception scheduled afterward. If you can’t attend, the university plans to livestream everything at


  • Silas Farmer

    A date would be helpful. Oh…the U-M site says March 25.

  • rf

    Silas: Thanks for pointing that out!