Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr will discuss city governance

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

DATE: 4-5:30 p.m. March 25, 2014

EVENT: Kevyn Orr, emergency manager for the city of Detroit, will lead a policy talk on the future of urban governance in Michigan's largest city.

Orr was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder a year ago to restructure the city and shore up its finances. He earned his law degree at U-M's Law School and has practiced law in the areas of business restructuring, financial institution regulation and commercial litigation for three decades.

His previous restructuring experience included his service as the chief government legal officer of a failed financial institution and a special master to oversee the operations of a real estate development firm. He also has assisted clients with government requests for proposals and inspector general audits.

The event, free to the public, is part of the Policy Talks @ the Ford School series. It will be live webstreamed at www.fordschool.umich.edu. Follow the conversation on Twitter:

PLACE: Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and the Domestic Policy Corps

MEDIA: Orr will be available for media questions for 10 minutes directly after the talk. Please RSVP with Greta Guest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 20 for media credentials.

CONTACT: Laura Lee, (734) 764-8593, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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