Today, I went back to public service.
I’m honored to be joining the Department of Health, Human, and Veterans Services at Wayne County, Mich. — where I’ll be serving as director starting in March 2023 (pending Commission approval). I’ll be serving 1.8 million Michiganders, stewarding hundreds of Millions of dollars in government funds to improve health and well-being for our residents.
Beginning today, I am serving as a consultant to the CEO’s office — taking the time to identify opportunities for the department to learn and grow from the experience of COVID, and to scope out new, innovative projects to deliver on health equity, maternal and child health, environmental health, and senior wellbeing for Wayne County residents. I hope to use this time to hit the ground running in March.
I’m grateful to County Executive Evans for his leadership and for giving me the opportunity to serve alongside a team of dedicated public servants across the county.
But that also means that I won’t be able to write as regularly here at The Incision. So I’ve made the tough decision to press pause. Though I hope to write from time to time as opportunities arise — I know I simply won’t be able to sustain the output that has been required.
To all readers: thank you. Thank you for seeing the value in this work and choosing to join this community. And a special thank you to all of our paid subscribers who made this project sustainable. Your time and your tender made this project possible. I hope that our team has been able to offer insights and perspectives that made your investment worthwhile.
Starting today, we will be pausing all paid subscriptions. All paid subscribers will not be billed moving forward. If you would like a prorated refund, please email us at email@example.com and we will process it as soon as possible.
I’ll still be writing here occasionally in the future — stay tuned.
Once again, thanks for making this community such an incredible place to think, write, and share. I remain so deeply grateful to you.
Yours for justice,
Ohmygosh. I can’t say I’m surprised to hear this but I will miss your weekly insights into the world of politics and policy. You are a very gifted leader. Many blessings on your journey. Will be keeping an eye on you. When you’re ready to run for office again (President?) we’ll be here to support you.
Congratulations and thank you for serving us in Wayne County. I will miss The Incision but will look for insights from you as time moves on. Indeed you have been and will continue to be a public servant.