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Donald Rencher

President and CEO

Donald Rencher assumed the role of President and CEO at the Hudson Webber Foundation in February 2024. Prior to his tenure at the foundation, Rencher served as the Group Executive for Housing, Planning & Development for the City of Detroit, a role he held since January 2021. During his time there, he spearheaded the coordination of neighborhood investments citywide, overseeing initiatives such as the Strategic Neighborhood Fund. Rencher’s dedication to advancing affordable housing and fostering economic prosperity for all Detroit residents through strategic urban development is evident in his extensive 13-year career.

Rencher’s impact on Detroit’s landscape is undeniable, having held progressive leadership positions within the city for nine years. Notably, from 2018 to 2020, he served as the Director of Housing and Revitalization, where he crafted and executed policies and investment strategies resulting in the preservation of 10,000 affordable housing units, creation of 2,000 new affordable housing units, with a total investment exceeding $1 billion.

Before his tenure with the City of Detroit, Rencher served as Senior Counsel for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), further solidifying his expertise in housing and community development.

Rencher’s leadership and commitment to equitable urban development make him a driving force in shaping the future of Detroit’s built environment and ensuring opportunities for all its residents.