Detroit Chief Operating Officer Chris Brown is leaving the city to take a job at Vestas Americas, a wind power provider.

Brown was considered Mayor Dave Bing’s chief aide and ally for the last nearly two years, through a tumultuous time for the city and the Bing administration. He ran much of the city and its budget earlier this year when Bing was hospitalized for several weeks. Brown is the latest in a series of departures from the administration.

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