Darchelle Strickland Love
Darchelle Strickland Love has a diverse background with work experience in the private sector, local government and the media. With more than 20 years of experience in organizational development, training, strategic planning and process improvement, she developed and managed major project implementations. She also produces news stories and feature programs that tell the story about the successes and challenges of local government.
Darchelle has more than ten years of government leadership experience. An appointee of former Detroit mayor Dennis W. Archer, she was viewed as one of the “go to” people in the Archer administration. Her successful completion of challenging projects and process improvements resulted in annual savings of more than $2 million per year for the City of Detroit. Darchelle also served as the Deputy Director of the City’s Human Resources Department. In this role, she developed and implemented the city’s Workplace Violence Prevention System, a process that has remained in effect since 2001.
More recently, she served as Chief of Staff and Group Executive for Interim Mayor Kenneth V. Cockrel and current Mayor Dave Bing respectively. She crafted a framework to review and modify service delivery operations for the City with the intent of redefining service priorities while mitigating an anticipated budget deficit.