Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority

On September of 2009, approval was given to an agreement between the State of Michigan, City of Detroit, and the metropolitan area counties (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb) to create a new authority under which broad policy direction and day to day operational procedures for Cobo Center would be governed.

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA or Authority) is represented by a five member board whose members are appointed, one each, from the five governmental jurisdictions. The strategic focus for the DRCFA encompasses five areas related to Cobo Center:

  • Financial stability and transparency
  • Customer service improvement
  • Facility improvement
  • Staff training and responsiveness
  • Communications and Marketing