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About Us

MISSION

In our pursuit to eliminate poverty, Wayne Metro empowers people and communities to be strong, healthy, and thriving.

VISION

We envision thriving communities where all people have hope and opportunities to realize their full potential.

A BRIEF HISTORY

Founded in 1971
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving approximately 35,000 low-and moderate-income residents throughout Wayne County. We provide over 60 programs in the areas of Quality Housing, Family Stability and Economic Opportunities. Our services include financial capability education, homeownership workshops, housing counseling, financial counseling, utility assistance, Head Start, GED preparation, free tax preparation, foreclosure prevention and homeless services.

Over the last five decades
Wayne Metro’s Agency budget has grown from just under $1 million to over $40 million while continuing to maintain a low administrative rate of 8%, ensuring at least $0.92 of every funded or donated dollar is utilized for direct client services. Due to our client-centered services and fiscal responsibility, the State of Michigan appointed Wayne Metro as the Interim Communication Action Agency for the City of Detroit in 2013 with the designation becoming permanent in 2015.

Today!
Wayne Metro supports all of Wayne County with more than 70 programs and over 800 employees. We are proud to serve our community as one of the most forward-thinking Community Action Agencies in the entire country.

Locations

lakeshore_building

7310 Woodward, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48202
Walk-In & Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

wyandotte-office

2121 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Walk-In & Office Hours 
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wayne Metro has over 50 combined admin and service locations throughout Southeast Michigan!

REPORTS & FINANCIALS

LEADERSHIP

Louis Piszker

Louis D. Piszker
Chief Executive Officer
lpiszker@waynemetro.org

Mia Harnos
Chief Operating Officer
mharnos@waynemetro.org

William Lane

William Lane
Chief Financial Officer
wlane@waynemetro.org​

Board of Directors

Wayne Metro’s Board of Directors is a tripartite board comprised of some of the area’s finest professionals and community leaders within the public, private, and consumer sectors. The time and talent these leaders dedicate to Wayne Metro is a testament to their shared desire to improve lives and communities across Wayne County.

Fiscal Year 2023 Board Meeting Dates

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Locations subject to change.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Virtual Zoom Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2023 – 2121 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI + Zoom

Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 2121 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI + Zoom

Thursday, May 18, 2023 – 2121 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI + Zoom

Thursday, July 20, 2023 – 7310 Woodward Ave, Suite 800, Detroit, MI 

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – 7310 Woodward Ave, Suite 800, Detroit, MI + Zoom

Please contact Erica Heaney via email at eheaney@waynemetro.org for meeting details.

Public Sector

Alisha R. Bell
Wayne County Commission Chair

Mayor Michael D. Bowdler
City of River Rouge

Raymond Solomon II
City of Detoit
Department of Neighborhoods

Andrew Kandrevas
Director of Government Relations
Office of the Wayne County Executive

Mark A. Kibby
City Administrator
City of Allen Park

Commissioner Martha Scott
Wayne County Commissioner

Mayor William Wild
City of Westland

Private Sector

Jodi Adamovich
Retail Banking District Manager
Vice President
Comerica Bank

Jennifer L. Gasiecki
Corporate Counsel
Continental Dining

Ronald J. Hinrichs
President
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber 

Jametta Lilly
Chief Executive Officer
Detroit Parent Network

Barbara Rykwalder
Regional Manager
DTE Energy

Donnell White
Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Strategic Partnerships
TCF National Bank

Pastor Marvin Winans

Founder, Perfecting Church

Consumer Sector

Shamayim S. Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Avalon Village

Shalamar Guerrent
Doors of Success

Edna Walker
Regional Advisory Council
Region 3 Representative

LaNita Pickett
Inkster Task Force 

Delores A. Flowers
Program Director
Samuel B. Ware Community Center

Joshua Wheeler
Vision of the Youth

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