Aaron Foley

Chief Storyteller, City of Detroit, MI

Aaron Foley is the chief storyteller for the City of Detroit. In this newly created role, Foley oversees digital content for TheNeighborhoods.org, a neighborhood news site powered by the City of Detroit Government, and executive produces television content for one of the city’s cable channels. Both outlets deliver news and features about Detroiters with the purpose of elevating the stories behind small businesses, everyday residents and unsung neighborhoods. Prior to joining the City, Foley worked as a journalist for several local outlets. He has published two books about Detroit.

General Session

Keynote: Lessons from Detroit’s Chief Storyteller

Listen as the City of Detroit’s first “Chief Storyteller” shares why the timing was right to start telling Detroit’s story. Learn the benefits of storytelling and how small changes could help redefine both your agency’s internal culture as well as public perception.

General Session