Robert A. Anderson, Jr.
Board Member, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
Director of Planning and Development
City of Detroit
As the current Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit, he is responsible for a myriad of tasks that affect the entire city. This is the fifth city across five states Anderson has served in this capacity. He brings with him a history of making government more responsive, efficient and effective.
As a former contractor and mason, Anderson has a passion for the preservation of historic structures. He is a native of Saginaw, Michigan and has earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.