Reasons why Garlin Gilchrist II should be the next Detroit City Clerk

What the Detroit City Clerk does

And why Garlin Gilchrist II should be the next Detroit City Clerk


Voting and elections

The City Clerk manages all of the systems and processes related to elections, voting, and voter registration.

Garlin is a proven problem solver who knows how to use new tools and methods to turn broken systems into great experiences.

Public records

The City Clerk is responsible for making information City government readily available to Detroiters.

Garlin wrote the policy and created the technology systems that has made it easier for Detroiters to get government information than ever before.

City Council & other meetings

The City Clerk helps people interact with City Council by managing the agenda, minutes, and official records for Council and other official City meetings.

Garlin knows how to design and facilitate real, effective public involvement processes that lead to everyone being heard, respected, and responded to.

Bottom Line: Chief Participation Officer

The City Clerk should be Detroit’s Chief Participation Officer, completely focused on getting as many Detroiters as possible involved in the decision-making processes they care about.

Garlin has experience mobilizing and inspiring people to vote and play a part in how decisions get made. He’ll aggressively use smart new tools to make it easy to vote and put more information in more Detroiters’ hands and give them more ways to share their ideas with their government.