Board Members

Belleville

Mayor Kerreen Conley is in her second term as the Mayor of the City of Belleville.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development.  Mayor Conley has over 25 years of municipal experience at both the local and county levels serving in a wide range of capacities. She has served on the Conference of Western Wayne Executive Board and currently serves on the Downriver Wastewater Utility Authority and several local advisory boards.

Belleville is an attractive community nestled on the peninsular shores of beautiful Belleville Lake, a picturesque setting with tree lined neighborhoods, enhanced by a traditional downtown and beautiful parks. Belleville also hosts a planned industrial park along the rail road corridor.

 

Dearborn

Mayor Jack O’Reilly has been Mayor of Dearborn since 2007. He has promoted economic development through beneficial relationships with county, regional and state agencies, and corporations like Ford Motor Co., Oakwood Healthcare System, and Ford Land Development.

In 2014, he was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Local Community Stabilization Authority Council. Prior to a statewide vote on the matter in August 2014, he had been part of the Task Force reporting to Lt. Governor Brian Calley on the personal property tax issue.  Currently, Mayor O’Reilly serves on the MEDC Executive Committee and is President of the Michigan Municipal League.

 

Dearborn Heights

Mayor Dan Paletko has a long history of public service. Before winning election to the Michigan House of Representatives, Mayor Paletko was a longtime member of the Dearborn Heights City Council. Mayor Paletko is retired from Ford Motor Company where he was a financial manager. Mayor Paletko is a Certified Public Accountant and holds degrees from the University of Michigan, University of Detroit and Wayne State University.

 

Garden City

Mayor Randy Walker was reelected to his fourth term as Mayor in November 2015. Prior to serving as Mayor, he served four terms on City Council.

Garden City is home to the Garden City Hospital, which is a full service, teaching hospital and is the top employer in the City.

The City is approximately six square miles and has just under 28,000 residents.

Garden City has multiple parks including Garden City Park, Kiwanis Park and Rotary Park along with three neighborhood parks.

 

Inkster

Mayor Byron Nolen was elected Mayor in November 2015. He is one of five new city council members.

Mayor Nolen has deep roots in the Inkster community.  He was born and raised there, and has been a resident of the city of Inkster for more than 33 years.  As a youth, he was very involved with local sports, and was a member of Top Teens of America Inkster Chapter which was a community service organization.

Mayor Nolen is the co-chair of the Inkster Task Force, Seeds 2 Feed Organization, National Action Network Inkster Chapter, and stays abreast of local, state and national political issues.

 

Livonia

Mayor Dennis Wright was elected to serve as Mayor in 2015 after spending two terms as city Treasurer. Prior to being elected Treasurer, Mayor Wright was a small business owner in Livonia and a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He has also spent many years volunteering for local organizations including the Livonia Goodfellows, the Livonia Parks and Recreation Commission and the Livonia Junior Athletic League.

 

City of Northville

Mayor Ken Roth was elected Mayor of Northville in November, 2015. Prior to that he had been elected to the Northville Board of Education for 12 1/2 years. Mayor Roth is an attorney and has been a small business owner and operator.

Mayor Roth is currently the City liaison for the Conference of Western Wayne, 35th District Court, the Northville/Plymouth Fire Advisory Board, and the South Oakland County Mayors’ Association. He serves on the Northville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

He is also on the Board of Directors for the Northville Educational Foundation.

 

City of Plymouth

Mayor Dan Dwyer was first elected to the esteemed Plymouth City Commission 14 years ago.  Because he provides free beer to his partners on the Commission, they have elected him to serve as Mayor for five terms.  Mayor Dwyer was in prison for almost three years during his late thirties.  Note; he was an employee and not an inmate, although sometimes it felt the same.

His favorite thing to do in life is attend Conference of Western Wayne meetings on Friday mornings.  He is usually able to stuff his coat pockets with free Danish and stuff to take home.

 

Romulus

Mayor LeRoy Burcroff is a lifelong Romulus resident and Romulus High School graduate. After high school and while attending college, he took an entry level position at the company Bearing Service, and ended up making a very long and successful career there. He worked his way into multiple supervisory and leadership positions, and ultimately all the way up to a Vice President’s position within the company.

Mayor Burcroff believes we can take proven solutions from the private sector and transfer them to the public sector and reap the same outstanding successes and benefits.

 

Wayne

Mayor Susan Rowe served 10 years on the Wayne City Council before being elected Mayor in November of 2015.

Mayor Rowe served on the executive committee, was a member of several task forces and as first vice chair of SEMCOG. She also sat on the Michigan Municipal League Board and is a member of the Elected Officials Academy Board and the Municipal Finance Committee.

“Wayne Living” is overflowing with life-long friendships, neighborhood pride and incredible volunteerism. It’s also about an outstanding commitment to the time-honored virtues of an honest day’s work and family life – spiced with a whole lot of recreation and just plain fun.

 

Westland

Mayor William Wild has served as the Mayor of Westland since 2007. Prior to becoming Westland’s Mayor, Wild served on the Westland Planning Commission from 1999 to 2001, and on the City Council from 2001 to 2007, acting as Council President for two of those years.

He serves on the Legislative Governance Committee for the Michigan Municipal League, is the Chairman of the Conference of Western Wayne, current co-chair of the SEMCOG Economic Development Task Force, a delegate on the SEMCOG Executive Committee, served as a member of the SEMCOG Legislative Policy Task Force and as the Chair in 2010,  along with many other task forces and committees.

 

Canton Township

Coming soon

 

Huron Township

Supervisor David Glaab was elected Supervisor of Huron Charter Township in 2012 and previously served from 1998-2000. In between his two terms as Supervisor, he served on the township board as Trustee from 2004 until 2012. Supervisor Glaab received his B.A. from Purdue University where he earned Distinguished Student Status and was active with Purdue Student Legal Aid. He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) cum laude from the Detroit College of Law where he earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Insurance Law. Supervisor Glaab is also engaged in the private practice of law and is a contributing author of the book WEALTH Enhancement & Preservation; The Institute, 1994.

 

Northville Township

Supervisor Robert Nix II is the Supervisor for Northville Township. He holds a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University.

Supervisor Nix is retired from the Kerr, Russell, and Weber Law Firm in Detroit. He practiced with the firm from 1973-2014.

He has won multiple awards from the Federal Bar Association and the National Order of Barristers.

Northville Township sits on the northwestern edge of Wayne County and has more than 28,000 residents.

 

Plymouth Township

Supervisor Kurt L. Heise was elected Plymouth Township Supervisor in 2016. Heise graduated from the Dearborn Public Schools in 1984 and the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science in 1988. He earned a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Laws in Labor Law from Wayne State University Law School in 1991 and 1993.

Supervisor Heise has more than 25 years’ experience as a municipal, labor, and environmental attorney.  He has previously served as the Assistant City Attorney in Dearborn Heights, Garden City and Woodhaven, and as the Mayor’s Deputy in Dearborn Heights. Heise also served as Director of the Wayne County Department of Environment, and as State Representative for the 20th House District, covering Plymouth, Northville, and eastern Canton.

 

Redford Township

Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz is the first woman elected to serve Redford as Township Supervisor. She began her term of service on November 20, 2008 at a time when housing markets were crashing, people were losing their homes and the economic loss to the township was devastating the general fund. While many people would have thrown up their hands, she rolled up her sleeves and started to work.

Supervisor Kobylarz has taken a proactive and open approach to budgeting and financing. She actively engages department leaders, employees, union groups and the community at large through budget study sessions and utilization of social media tools.

Supervisor Kobylarz serves on the executive committee of the Conference of   Western Wayne.

 

Sumpter Township

Supervisor John Morgan is the Supervisor of Sumpter Township.

Sumpter Township has a population of 9,549 and is 37.50 square miles with a median age of 40.

The community consists of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and the residents take pride in their surroundings of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and agricultural lands. Roadside stands with fresh farm produce, horseback riding trails at Crosswinds Marsh Preserve, a Wayne County park, and abundant wildlife, are all amenities of the “country life” that residents enjoy.

 

Van Buren Township

Coming soon