Anthony Adams also served as chair of the city’s Finance and Budget teams. He developed the “Detroit Economic Stimulus Package” – which created a $300-million fund to assist in repairing the city’s aging infrastructure, established a rainy-day fund, and created an entrepreneurial fund to support local businesses. Further, Anthony Adams led the effort to upgrade the city’s Standard and Poor’s credit rating, in 2008.
As Interim Director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Anthony Adams managed a capital budget of $3-billion and 2,200 employees – the city’s largest enterprise agency in its organizational structure. He also worked to create water affordability plans for Detroit residents.
As General Counsel for Detroit Public Schools, Anthony Adams was responsible for coordinating all development projects and business contracts including the $1.5-billion Capital Improvement Program. He also directed the DPS Title I budget of more than $250-million, aimed at delivering more direct services to students.