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January 2023 Meeting: Rivertown Development Updates + Tour of Kirlin Lighting

Rivertown Detroit Association’s January 2023 Meeting featured Josh Ellling, Executive Director for Jefferson East, Inc. Mr. Elling provided an update on the latest happenings along the Riverfront from RenCen east to Alter Road.

Jefferson East’s mission is to grow Detroit’s East Jefferson corridor and its neighborhoods through facilitative leadership, collaborative partnership, innovative and impactful programming. Mr Elling is a respected and seasoned CEO with more than 15 years experience in staff management, civic engagement, and crisis response. With Mr. Elling’s leadership, the organization was able to forge partnerships and build consensus among diverse stakeholders to drive towards inclusive economic and social development goals.

The event was hosted by Kirlin Lighting at 3401 East Jefferson Ave. Kirlin Lighting provided exclusive tour of their facilities at the conclusion of the event. For more info, visit: and

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