Kimberly Driggins

Director of Strategic Planning I Arts & Culture - City of Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Kimberly C. Driggins is currently the Director of Strategic Planning in the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing several citywide planning initiatives including: an updated comprehensive plan, open space plan, historic preservation plan, and an arts and culture plan. In addition, she is the Mayor’s representative for arts and culture for the City of Detroit.

Prior to joining the City of Detroit, Ms. Driggins worked for the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning for seven years, as the Associate Director for Citywide Planning. Ms. Driggins began her career as a consultant working on real estate, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization projects in the private and non-profit sectors. She received a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with highest honors, in political science from Hampton University.

Most recently, Ms. Driggins was a Loeb Fellow (2016) at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; where she explored the intersection of design, civic engagement and creative placemaking through the lens of equity and inclusion.

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