Joanne Campbell

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Chief Community Officer

Joanne Campbell 


Ms Campbell joined Mayor Wild's staff as Housing and Community Development Director in 2008, bringing over 20 years experience working in Federal housing and community development programs.  She began her career with the Livonia Housing Commission and then moved to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the Detroit Office of Public Housing.  While at HUD, Ms. Campbell provided oversight and technical assistance to local housing agencies throughout the State of Michigan.  Ms. Campbell has also served as the Director of the Northville Housing Commission and Regional Manager with The Fourmidable Group.


With the City of Westland, Ms. Campbell is responsible for the successful implementation of housing ($7,000,000 budget) and community development ($1,300,000 budget) funding.  Primarily these programs provide rental assistance to low income families, rehabilitation loans for low and moderate income homeowners, new homeownership opportunities, senior and youth services and infrastructure improvements.  With the implementation of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, strategies on behalf Westland's historic Norwayne community are progressing towards the goal of creating a "community of choice" for current and new residents.


Ms. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Sociology from Michigan State University And a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan.  She currently is on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Community Development Association and the Wayne Westland Salvation Army Advisory Council.