Christopher Samp

Director

Detroit Office of Disability Affairs
http://www.detroitmi.gov/disability

Christopher Samp manages the Office of Disability Affairs for the City of Detroit. The mission of the office is to increase independence, opportunities, community participation, safety and wellness for persons with disabilities in the City of Detroit, and to ensure inclusion, representation, and equity for persons with disabilities as it relates to City employment, programs and services.

Before taking on this new role, Christopher worked for several nonprofit organizations, in higher education, and the legislative government. He currently serves as an advisor to Deaf in Government and as a board member with the Michigan Deaf Association. Christopher’s life-long commitment to advocacy for social justice and disability rights stems from his personal experiences as a Deaf person, and he is passionate about community service.

Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy, with a minor in International Relations, and Master of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology. Additionally, he has a certificate in Professional Writing from Northern Virginia Community College and a certificate in Fundraising Management from University of Washington – Tacoma. He speaks English and American Sign Language.