Gunter leaves city post, citing child care needs

October 2, 2020

Birmingham Assistant City Manager Tiffany Gunter has left her position, city manager Joe Valentine confirmed, citing her need to be home with a school age child.

Valentine explained that she is a single parent, and had exhausted all of the leave time provided by the city, and with little or no family available nearby and with her child attending school virtually, “she decided to step back this semester and reassess her situation,” resulting in her resignation.

Valentine has not filled the position.

Gunter joined the city in January 2018. Prior to coming to Birmingham as assistant city manager, she was interim CEO of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA), and she served the agency in a number of leadership roles, including preparing budgets, acting as its public spokesperson, CFO, IT director, project manager, and grant writer. Prior to her work at RTA, Gunter served in 2014 as executive dean at Wayne County Community Collect District (WCCCD), and as deputy project manager of transportation from 2004 to 2014 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). She also worked for Daimler-Chrysler and at Kmart Corp.

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