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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 Huntington Place 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 Huntington Place:

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

The DRCFA was created to operate the convention and exhibition center in Detroit under long-term lease from the City of Detroit. The DRCFA Board of Directors is comprised of five representatives selected by the Governor of Michigan, the Mayor of Detroit, and the county executives of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. The DRCFA receives funding from revenues at the center as well as support from the state’s Convention Fund.

Convention Center Expansion Project

For current information on the DRCFA Convention Center Expansion Project click HERE


Message from the Chairman

It’s an exciting new era for Huntington Place, the city of Detroit and the metropolitan Detroit region.

On Sept. 15, 2009, operational control of Huntington Place transferred to the DRCFA, under a collaborative agreement by the Michigan State Legislature, the City of Detroit, and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

This website provides information on Huntington Place’s renovation and the Authority’s operations. We welcome your ideas as we work together to create an improved, competitive Huntington Place.

As we move forward, the Authority is committed to providing each customer with the best experience possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions as we work together to transform Huntington Place into a world-class facility.

Claude Molinari
Chair, DRCFA

Art at Huntington Place

Welcome to Art at Huntington Place. Art has been an important feature at Huntington Place since 1960 when the convention center first opened.

The public art collection is a way for Huntington Place to share community stories, including history, regional accomplishments, innovation and culture with the 1.5 million annual visitors to the convention center. For many people, Huntington Place is the first stop upon arriving in Detroit.

Main objectives include featuring local talent, creating regional jobs, promoting art destinations and visually enhancing the visitor experience.

2022 Annual Report

Contact the DRCFA


The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority
One Washington Blvd.
Second Floor
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-877-8777

Media Requests

Direct requests from reporters for information, interviews, press visits, photographs, video and other inquiries from news outlets to: 

Heather George, Lovio George Communications & Design
Vice President