The word was on the street late Wednesday Afternoon. A formal statement is expected today to be written and delivered by Mr.Cravens' long time City Hall friend City Clerk Amy Burton.
Cravens a man of brevity promised it would be short.
Like most of the decisions he made in his eight plus years tenure as Manager of day to day functioning of the City, his last was people centric as opposed to say a career move.
The Cravens family will be moving to Memphis Tennessee where they will be with their daughter who just delivered their first grand child.
Cravens always a planner plans on five years in Memphis seeing his grand child work through the wonder.Then the Cravens expect to gravitate to the Western part of Michigan where the family has roots.
While The City of Bloomfield Hills will remain in the rear view mirror Mr. Cravens plans to stay in touch with the many friends he has made here.