Dayne Walling, Mayor, Flint, MI
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Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Integrated economic development and land use planning to recycle brownfield property, stabilize neighborhoods and create jobs.
Dayne has a vision for Flint and he is leading the city forward into the 21st Century. As a former owner and manager of 21st Century Performance—a Flint-based company that worked with non-profits and businesses—he knows that new jobs and a more diverse economy are the keys to our future. He has attracted major federal and state grants and also private investments. He also knows what it takes to spark innovation. He was the first Executive Director of Flint Club, a membership network of hundreds of people who care about Flint.
As Mayor, Dayne now also chairs the Economic Development Corporation, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Energy Committee of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Before becoming Mayor, Dayne worked for U.S. Representative Dale Kildee and DC Mayor Anthony Williams.