Official Statement by N. Charles Anderson, President/CEO, Detroit Urban League, on Archer's Announcement to Not Seek Re-Election

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Detroit Urban League

    DETROIT, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is an official statement
 by N. Charles Anderson, President/CEO of the Detroit Urban League, on Detroit
 Mayor Dennis Archer's announcement to not seek re-election:
 
     "I was surprised regarding Archer's announcement that he will not be
 seeking a third term as Mayor of the City of Detroit.  By all indications,
 Mayor Archer has done a good job at the helm of our city and he should be
 judged for the successes that our city has enjoyed.  During the Archer
 administration we've had noticeable improvements in city services including
 regular and bulk trash pick-up.  Programs such as Angels Night and the annual
 city-wide clean sweep have built long lasting community pride, involvement and
 corporate responsibility.  Under Archer's watch we have witnessed the
 manifestation and/or ground breaking on billions of dollars in residential and
 commercial development.  We owe Mayor Archer credit for his leadership on
 major new city jewels such as the new Tiger Stadium and our three Casinos
 which are producing much needed tax revenue to support city services, and
 philanthropic opportunities to organizations in Detroit and the surrounding
 area.  Ford Field and Campus Martius, now under construction, promise to bring
 Detroit even closer into Archer's vision of a world-class city.  Archer can
 also be credited for GM's move to the river-front and this corporation's
 reinvestment strategy and commitment to Detroit.  The City of Detroit has
 received numerous national recognition for Archer's initiatives and Archer
 himself was recently recognized in Governing Magazine as a 'Public Official of
 The Year.'  The Citizens of Detroit are going to have to be very mindful and
 alert regarding the messages of other candidates for Mayor, announced and
 unannounced.  We must be prudent and make a good choice in selecting who will
 take the charge of moving our great city forward."
 
     N. Charles Anderson is President/CEO of the Detroit Urban League, a $5.4
 million, 85-year-old, premier civil and human rights agency serving over
 60,000 metro Detroiters per year through 8 office locations.
 
 

SOURCE Detroit Urban League
    DETROIT, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is an official statement
 by N. Charles Anderson, President/CEO of the Detroit Urban League, on Detroit
 Mayor Dennis Archer's announcement to not seek re-election:
 
     "I was surprised regarding Archer's announcement that he will not be
 seeking a third term as Mayor of the City of Detroit.  By all indications,
 Mayor Archer has done a good job at the helm of our city and he should be
 judged for the successes that our city has enjoyed.  During the Archer
 administration we've had noticeable improvements in city services including
 regular and bulk trash pick-up.  Programs such as Angels Night and the annual
 city-wide clean sweep have built long lasting community pride, involvement and
 corporate responsibility.  Under Archer's watch we have witnessed the
 manifestation and/or ground breaking on billions of dollars in residential and
 commercial development.  We owe Mayor Archer credit for his leadership on
 major new city jewels such as the new Tiger Stadium and our three Casinos
 which are producing much needed tax revenue to support city services, and
 philanthropic opportunities to organizations in Detroit and the surrounding
 area.  Ford Field and Campus Martius, now under construction, promise to bring
 Detroit even closer into Archer's vision of a world-class city.  Archer can
 also be credited for GM's move to the river-front and this corporation's
 reinvestment strategy and commitment to Detroit.  The City of Detroit has
 received numerous national recognition for Archer's initiatives and Archer
 himself was recently recognized in Governing Magazine as a 'Public Official of
 The Year.'  The Citizens of Detroit are going to have to be very mindful and
 alert regarding the messages of other candidates for Mayor, announced and
 unannounced.  We must be prudent and make a good choice in selecting who will
 take the charge of moving our great city forward."
 
     N. Charles Anderson is President/CEO of the Detroit Urban League, a $5.4
 million, 85-year-old, premier civil and human rights agency serving over
 60,000 metro Detroiters per year through 8 office locations.
 
 SOURCE  Detroit Urban League