Wayne Metro Time Machine
Click on a year buttons below to browse through some fun memories of the past.
Scroll past the Time Machine to read more about Wayne Metro’s history!
Wayne Metro's History
In 1971, Wayne Metro was not known as “Wayne Metro!” Instead, we were called the Communities United for Action, and were located in Taylor, MI. Our founding CEO was Luther Flannigan.
In 1980, our name was changed to Wayne Metropolitan Community Services Agency. This was accompanied by a move of our headquarters to Ecorse, MI.
In 1994, the Agency reestablishes itself under a new CEO, Perry Jones. Soon after, in 1998, our last official name change is made to Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.
In 2007, Perry Jones retires and our current CEO, Louis Piszker, takes charge. Under his leadership, and through the many incredible efforts of our staff, Wayne Metro becomes the State appointed Community Action Agency for the City of Detroit and Wayne County in 2015. The next year, Wayne Metro finalizes this shift by moving our headquarters to Detroit.
Wayne Metro supports all of Wayne County with more than 70 programs and over 700 employees. We are proud to serve our community as one of the most forward-thinking Community Action Agencies in the entire country!
Celebrating 50 Years
Hold onto your seats! Our spectacular 50th Anniversary event is coming in…