City Manager, Hamtramck
Katrina Powell was appointed as city manager in November 2014, by an Emergency Manager on behalf of Michigan’s Department of Treasury, to oversee the financial re-building of the City of Hamtramck. Powell moved to Michigan from Orlando, Florida over the Christmas holiday that year to begin the exciting journey of revitalizing and rejuvenating Hamtramck, while riding a wave of tremendous progression in Detroit and surrounding areas in Southeast Michigan.
Powell has served in local government in both the private and public sectors, as an assistant to the city manager and city manager, as the chairman of a chamber of commerce representing a city in Central Florida, and as a small business owner selling, leasing, and renting undercover and unmarked law enforcement vehicles.
Prior to getting into the field of city government, Powell served in the United States Army for 20 years (Active/Reserves), and worked for the Florida Power Corporation (Duke Energy) overseeing various district offices in Central Florida, as well as working for a banking marketing software company, designing profit models and training banking clients around the country on how to increase their profits.
Powell attended the University of Maryland, University College, in Heidelberg, Germany, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management, with a minor in Managing Information Systems (MIS).
In her limited spare time, Powell enjoys riding her Harley motorcycle, touring buildings and sites in Michigan, and hanging out at the beach on warm, sunny days. She is single and has two dogs, Molly and Maxwell.