The former Wayne County Commissioner Keith D. Williams served the 6th District from 2003-2010. In 2009, he was elected Vice Chairman of the Wayne County Commission by his commission colleagues.
Born to the late Fredrick Williams, a community activist, and the late Leila Williams, Keith Williams was reared with compassion and concern for his friends and neighbors. His best friend is his loving wife Cathy Garrett, who serves as Wayne County Clerk. Commissioner Williams is also the proud father of Marlin Maxwell, a graduate of Central Michigan and the proud grandfather of a grandson named Keating C. Maxwell.
The former Commissioner is not only a product of the Detroit Public School System, but he’s one of its proud supporters. He graduated from Henry Ford School in 1974 and earned a degree from Eastern Michigan University. He was also president of the parent association of Cass Technical High School during the 2001-2002 school year.
Former Wayne County Commissioner Williams is the owner of Progressive Consulting Group of Detroit, LLC and the newly created non-profit called Courageous Inc. He has been successful in many business ventures and has opened the doors of opportunity for others.
His willingness to work and strive for the best is some of the reasons why former Commissioner Keith D. Williams keeps supporting programs to help improve people’s lives in his old commission district.
The former Commissioner is a member of the Michigan Democratic Party, Crisps Attacks Lodge (Mason), past Precinct Delegate of the 14th Congressional District and member fo the Greater Emanuel Church of God in Christ. He continues to server his community on the Several Board, Shari House, Dexter Elmhurst, and the Board of Zoning Appeals in the Detroit and the Windmill Market board.
Former Commissioner Williams enjoys golfing, exercising, and interacting with people.
Created the “One Stop Shop”
Created a Senior Citizen Chore Program (SCCRP). The program shall refer persons to assist eligible seniors and provide reduced fees for light household services.
Over 7 years, $10,000,000 was allocated to the 6th District.
43 houses were torn down in the year 2010
Created a training program for the Young Men In Transition who trained at risk kids.
Former Commissioner Williams will continue to meet with citizens in his former commission district and educate them about the political process because knowledge is the foundation of empowerment.
Since April of 2017, Gerald Williams-Taylor has been Courageous Inc.’s Managing Director. He was born and raised in Flint, MI and moved to Detroit to play college basketball. He is a Wayne State University graduate with a BA in Sociology and a MA in Sports Administration. As the Managing Director, Gerald oversees the day-to-day operations, plans and implements new organization programs and represents the organization within the community. He has a passion for serving his community. Gerald has been mentoring young men in Detroit since 2010. Prior to being offered his current position, Gerald was a Youth Specialist working with youth who were abused/neglected. The Detroit Housing Commission has recognized Gerald as a “Neighborhood Hero” for their youth.
Gerald understands there are youth everywhere in need, so he has a vision to take Courageous Inc.’s programming and expand it to serve youth throughout the state. His ability to build relationships and his desire to make his community better will keep him successful on this path.
In the summer of 2018, Highland Park native Tim Dandridge became the head trainer at Courageous. He was a standout athlete at the University of Minnesota and Jackson State University playing football. Tim also was able to get an experience playing professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL). His experiences gave him the opportunity to learn how to help others reach their full potential when training.
Tim's specialty training includes:
Sport Specific Training
Weight Loss Training