Office of Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

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Office of Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López


Values: Integrity, Equity, Access, Wellness

Vision Statement: A Detroit where every voice is valued.

Mission Statement: Promoting a just and thriving Detroit through community advocacy, public service, and inclusive policy.


About Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López

Raquel Castañeda-López, a lifelong Detroiter, made history in November 2013 by becoming the first Latina elected to the Detroit City Council. A social worker by trade, Castañeda-López has over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector and is committed to working for social justice to improve the quality of life for all Detroiters. She developed a strong resident service program, through grassroots organizing and a mobile office, helping residents and businesses cut through the 'red tape' in order to access services and resources. She is working to ensure Detroiters have a voice on City Council championing policies that promote access, inclusivity and equity.


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