Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority is responsible for overseeing the development, ongoing management and operation of Cobo Hall in an efficient and effective manner. Created by the Regional Convention Facility Authority Act of 2008; the authority is a municipal public body corporate and politic, and is a metropolitan authority authorized by section 27 of article VII of the state constitution of 1963. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority is not a state authority or a state agency.
 
The Board of Directors consists of 5 members: one appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, one appointed by the Mayor of Detroit (qualified city), one appointed by the Wayne County Executive (qualified county), one appointed by the Oakland County Executive (county bordering the qualified county with the highest population according to the most recent decennial census bordering the qualified county), and one appointed by the Macomb County Executive (county bordering the qualified county with the second highest population according to the most recent decennial census). Board members appointed under this section shall possess business, financial, or professional experience relevant to the operation of a corporation or a convention facility. No board member shall be an employee or officer of any local government or of this state. Appointments are for 6-year terms. 
 

Statute

Contact Information

Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority
1 Washington Blvd., Suite 401
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: 313-877-8777

Members

Larry D. Alexander, Auburn Hills - Chair
Appointed by the Governor 
Term expires 8/31/22
 
Waymon Guillebeaux
Appointed by the Mayor of Detroit
 
Marilyn Lane
Appointed by the Macomb County Executive
 
Lisa Canda
Appointed by the Wayne County Executive
 
Jeffrey Lance Abood
Appointed by the Oakland County Executive