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Detroit financial chief becoming state budget director

December 21, 2020 GMT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Detroit’s chief financial officer will become Michigan budget director, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday.

Dave Massaron will start Jan. 4, filling a vacancy caused by the departure of Chris Kolb, who is becoming vice president for government relations at the University of Michigan.

“He helped set Detroit on a course of continued financial stability while ensuring continued service levels we’ve maintained, even during COVID-19,” Mayor Mike Duggan said of Massaron.

Massaron said he’s “ready and eager” to work with Whitmer and the Legislature.