Farewell Message from Joyce A. Parker, Emergency Financial Manager
the residents, community and stakeholders of Ecorse –
thank you for
working with me, Mayor Brown and City Council to stabilize the
city’s finances and eliminate the $14 million deficit.
It has been a tremendous 3 ½ year journey, and the city
is now operating on a balanced budget!
Additionally, the City of Ecorse has presented a proposed
2-year budget (through FY 2014) to the State of Michigan.
Great strides were made in eliminating the $14.6 million
cumulative deficit and a $5 million structural deficit.
Ecorse’s bond rating was increased from “junk bond
rating” to “A”, the police and fire departments have been
reorganized into a public safety department, and many other
accomplishments including reducing operating costs by $4.3
million and increasing revenue by $2.3 million were achieved.
Because of our success in addressing the fiscal issues, Governor
Snyder has determined the financial emergency no longer exists
in Ecorse and has relinquished my position as Emergency
It should also be noted the Governor has appointed me a member
of the Ecorse
Receivership Transition Advisory Board which will help
facilitate the transition from Emergency Management to local
It has been a pleasure working in Ecorse,
which is truly “The City of
Friendship” and clearly a diamond in the rough.
Joyce A. Parker,
Emergency Financial Manager
The community is encouraged to continue its enthusiasm
and participation in Envision Ecorse!
Ecorse - 2012 - 2014 Final Approved Budget
Employee Compensation Plan
Public Act 4 Report
(March 31, 2012)
2012 Citizen's Guide,
EVIP Report Jan. 2013 and
EVIP Report (Feb. 01, 2013)
December 31, 2012
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