Troy City Council members announced the appointment of Debra Garrett to fill the vacancy in District 2.
Debra Garrett, a mother of 4 who moved to Troy with her husband in 2009 to be close to her grandmother and start a family here, is currently serving as a Community Health Project Coordinator at the Commission on Economic Opportunity.
Debra Garrett is the co-founder of Community Leaders United, which brings together a more productive community of leaders in the North Central and Hillside North neighborhoods to bridge the gap between the community and its organizations.
Following the resignation of former councilmember Mark McGrath after the disclosure of a voicemail message recording of him using racial slurs, the City Council majority put out a public call for candidates to represent the district for the remainder of his term. After interviewing all qualified candidates, Council President Pro-Tempore, Anasha Cummings confirmed the council will move forward with the appointment of Debra Garrett to the vacant District 2 City Council seat.
“I am honored to be chosen to serve as a member of the Troy City Council. My aim is to represent my community by promoting self-advocacy, homeownership, community awareness and developing a collective mission for what we need in District 2,” Garrett said.
Garrett will officially join the council after a vote during the 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting on Thursday, April 4th.