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Mike Ferlito

Mike Ferlito of the Ferlito Group has led two new communtiy- and liveability-minded developments in the past year, Bamboo Detroit in Brush Park and Anytime Fitness downtown.

Kelly Guillory

Kelly Guillory is a Detroit-based comic book artist who has released Blood Money: The Road to Detroit through her own publishing company, Ashur Collective.

Tyson Gersh

Tyson Gersh is co-founder of Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, a nonprofit organization that seeks to engage members of the Michigan community in sustainable agriculture.

Fiona Ruddy

Fiona Ruddy is Eastern Market's Director of Food Access, and is shepherding new ideas at the old market. 

Jacob Corvidae

Jacob Corvidae is interim executive director of EcoWorks (formerly WARM Training Center), a Detroit-based nonprofit organization that aims at creating a more sustainable community - in more ways than one. 

Yisrael Pinson

Rabbi Yisrael Pinson is leading Detroit's first Chabad House, a center for metro Detroit's Jewish population in Midtown. 

Kalia Keith

Kalia Keith is the Community Arts Development Coordinator at Community + Public Arts: Detroit (C+PAD), a program of the College for Creative Studies that brings Detroiters and artists together to create community-driven public art projects in neighborhoods across the city.

Andrea Perkins

Andrea Perkins is the Community Engagement Manager of Benevolent Detroit, a philanthropic crowd-funding website that spotlights low-income individuals by placing their stories online, listing what they need, why they need it, and how much it will cost to get it, then connecting nonprofits, their clients, and small donors who want to give to others. 

Courtney Hurtt

Courtney Hurtt is the co-founder of Detroit Grams, a digital magazine that tells the stories of everyday Detroiters through words and images.

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer are the owners and crafters behind acclaimed hand-made furniture house Ali Sandifer Studio.

Francis Grunow

Francis Grunow has been a Detroit advocate since long before being a Detroit advocate was trendy or cool. He helped form Detroit Synergy, was a driving force behind Declare Detroit, and most recently formed the Corridors Alliance. But his trendiest and coolest effort to date has been the revival of the Marche du Nain Rouge, the annual parade driving out the red dwarf that torments Detroit in the Cass Corridor's answer to Mardi Gras. 

Devita Davison

Devita Davison is the Community Kitchen Coordinator of Detroit Kitchen Connect, a network of co-working spaces for the city's food entrepreneurs.

Bradford Frost

Bradford Frost has been behind the transformation of the DIA's Kresge Court into the Cultural Living Room, the amateur photography exhibition Reveal Your Detroit held at the DIA, and is now director of the Detroit Corridor Initiative, an organization that aims to take the work they accomplished in the Woodward corridor as the Woodward Corridor Initiative and spread it to other parts of the city.

James Feagin

James Feagin is the co-founder of Imagine Detroit Together, a grassroots community group that seeks to bridge the gap between Old and New Detroit. 

Linzie Venegas

Linzie Venegas is chief marketing officer and business unit manager for Ideal Shield, a subsidiary company of Southwest Detroit-based, family-owned, and community-oriented Ideal Group
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