Hudson-Webber Foundation Names New President
The Hudson-Webber foundation has been working in Metro Detroit to improve the quality of life of residents for over 75 years, and has named its next president and CEO. Melanca Clark, who is currently serving at the U.S. Department of Justice as Chief of Staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS office), will take on the position in August of 2016. She currently works to oversee the administration of active grants—nearly $1 Billion worth.
Founded in 1939 with an aim to help improve the welfare and general well-being of the Metro Detroit Community, the Hudson-Webber foundation has deep roots in the city, and is known by almost all residents for the contributions made over the years. Clark brings to Detroit an impressive history of employment, holding positions as a senior policy advisor and the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, at the NYU School of law as an adjunct professor, along with litigation experience.
According to the Hudson-Webber website, Melanca has “…demonstrated innovative and collaborative leadership while striving to build strong communities through a social justice lens”. New leaders of Detroit often come with great goals and ambitions, and are met with open arms, and Mrs Clark’s anticipated arrival will undoubtedly be met with great welcome.