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.
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 a past President of the Michigan Municipal League.
Mayor Bill Bazzi (Bio to follow.)
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. It is also home to the Country’s first-ever K-Mart, the first ever Little Caesars, and the first sit-down McDonalds in the State of Michigan.
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.
Mayor Patrick Wimberly is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Inkster and is responsible for all City Departments except the City Clerk’s office and City Attorney.
The Mayor attends all City Council meetings and reports directly to the City Council on all City matters.
Among other duties, this office is charged with the preparation and submittal of the Annual Budget and Capital Program, reports regularly on the financial operations of the city and maintains active membership in various civic organizations.
As a native of Livonia, Michigan, Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan brings a wealth of knowledge and a deeply rooted passion for the City to her elected four-year term that began in January 2020. She is no stranger to Livonia City Hall, having served 16 years as a Livonia City Council Member, including two years as Council Vice-President and four years as City Council President. During this time, she played a vital role in the creation of the Livonia Vision 21 Master Plan and is honored to be able to guide the City in seeing this plan through as its first female mayor in the City’s 70 year history.
As Mayor, Ms. Brosnan fills a full-time elected position, overseeing all City services across Livonia’s 36 square miles, including 97,000 residents and 4,000 businesses. She works cooperatively with the Livonia City Council, Treasurer, Clerk, District Court and 19 Departments including more than 600 employees. The Mayor is also an active member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, networking and sharing ideas to move Livonia forward.
Outside of City Hall, Mayor Brosnan currently serves as Chairperson of the St. Mary Mercy Hospital Board of Directors. Previously, she was Chairman of the St. Joseph Mercy Regional Health System Board of Directors, Executive Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, and Interim CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.
City of Northville
Brian Turnbull is a ‘79 graduate of Northville High School and a life-long Northville resident, part of a five-generation family in the area. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Eastern Michigan University, and graduated from a Management Development Program at Northwestern University. He spent 20 years of his career at Ford Motor Company in Product Development, Financial Services and Marketing. He has held executive leadership positions at Phoenix Group, NiTS Solution and Urban Science, and was the CEO and owner of iCMS Solutions. Brian is a local historian and featured lecturer, as well as a dedicated community volunteer. He and his wife Ann (Dayton) Turnbull have two children, Katelyn and Jasen. Katelyn and her husband, Clayton, are the parents of Brian and Ann’s first grandchild, Eliza Lyn.
City of Plymouth
Mayor Oliver Wolcott was first elected to the esteemed Plymouth City Commission in 2013. Mayor Wolcott has carried on the celebrated tradition of providing free drinks to his partners on the Commission, so in 2017 they elected him to serve as Mayor – ‘if it aint broke don’t fix it!’ Mayor Wolcott dreamed of playing professional baseball as a young man, but couldn’t cut it so he spends his free time hacking his way up and down the links imagining he’ll get the call to join the PGA tour any day now…still waiting on the call.
Oddly enough, his favorite thing to do in life like his predecessor before him, is attend Conference of Western Wayne meetings on Friday mornings. So much so that if elected president of the board, he would move to make the meetings weekly…that should quickly end his candidacy before it takes off.
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.
Mayor John Rhaesa was sworn-in as the Mayor of Wayne on November 20, 2018. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served as a Wayne City Councilman for seven years. Mayor Rhaesa also served and continues to serve as a member of the Downtown Development Authority and the Council Liaison for the Planning Commission.
Mayor Rhaesa is not unlike the community he was elected to serve. Both Mayor Rhaesa and the City of Wayne are energetic and forward thinking and have a remarkable amount of community pride that is rooted in the understanding of Wayne’s deep history and tradition.
Like most of Wayne’s citizens, Mayor Rhaesa grew up in a working class family and was raised with the belief that helping those around them for the collective benefit of all was the way to move forward in life. Mayor Rhaesa saw government and public service as the perfect place to continue acting upon those beliefs.
During Mayor Rhaesa’s time on the City Council, he remained dedicated in his commitment to listen first and act second in order to assure he was acting according to the will of those who elected him to the position. This is a commitment that he has brought with him to the Mayor’s office. Mayor Rhaesa has been a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and has been instrumental in the City’s erasure of over $80 million dollars in long-term liabilities. These tough decisions have kept the City of Wayne from entering into receivership.
Mayor Rhaesa serves as Wayne’s delegate for the Conference of Western Wayne; as a member of the Wayne Downtown Development Authority and Council Liaison to the Planning Commission; serves as Community Development Block Grant City Liaison; is a member of the Beaumont Community Advisory Board; was the President of the Wayne Rotary from 2017-2018 and is still currently serving as a member; as a member of the Wayne Downtown Days Committee; Wayne 100 Club; is the key organizer for the successful Concerts in the Park Annual Series; and is actively involved with the Kronk Boxing Team in Detroit, Michigan.
Mayor Rhaesa is the owner and publisher of The Wayne Dispatch Newspaper, a monthly publication that is focused on positive stories in the community and is mailed to every resident and business in the City of Wayne. Mayor Rhaesa and his wife Natalie also own and operate JoNa Graphics, a local Wayne business they started together in 2002.
Mayor Rhaesa is a 1987 graduate of Wayne Memorial High School and attended Eastern Michigan University.
A native Michigander, Mayor William Wild attended the University of Michigan – Dearborn and early in his career, he ventured out on his own as a small business owner in the automotive recycling industry. An active public servant since 1999, Mayor Wild began his service career as a member of Westland’s Planning Commission and in 2001 he began a six-year tenure as member of the Westland City Council before becoming the elected full-time Mayor in 2007.
Mayor Wild’s dedication to public service is not only evident in all he does as Westland’s CEO, he is also a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, President of the Michigan Municipal League, serves on the Board of Directors for the Thai Initiative, a Seattle based nonprofit that leads the way in creating subnational relationships between the United States and China and is currently serving his third term on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA).
Supervisor Ann Marie Graham-Hudak (Bio to follow.)
David A. Glaab was elected Supervisor of Huron Charter Township in 1998, 2012, 2016 and 2020. He also served two four-year terms 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 a practicing attorney a contributing author of the book WEALTH Enhancement & Preservation; The Institute, 1994.
Supervisor Mark J. Abbo is a Certified Public Accountant and was elected Northville Township Supervisor in November 2020 for a four-year term, returning to the same office he previously held from 2000-2012. Prior to that, he was the Township Treasurer from 1999-2000 after being a Township Trustee for seven years.
He has experience in public accounting, private industry as well as government. He had previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also served as Treasurer of an international automotive supplier, and as Wayne County’s Chief Financial Officer. Supervisor Abbo also is Treasurer for Metro Solutions, a non-profit organization in Southfield, which provides healthcare to the uninsured and underserved in metro Detroit.
He has been married for 46 years to Patricia. They have called Northville Township home for 31 years, raising three daughters. The Abbos have seven grandchildren.
Kurt L. Heise was elected Plymouth Township Supervisor in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. Heise graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science in 1988. He earned a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Laws Degree in Labor Law from Wayne State University Law School in 1991 and 1993. Supervisor Heise has 30 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 Drain Commissioner for six years. From 2010 to 2016, Heise was State Representative for the 20th House District representing Plymouth, Northville and part of Canton. He Chaired the House Criminal Justice Committee, and was Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Heise was instrumental in reforming Michigan’s Human Trafficking laws and created the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission. Supervisor Heise was appointed in 2017 as the Governor’s Representative to the Huron-Clinton Metropark Authority for a four-year term. He currently serves as Chairman of the Western Townships Utilities Authority (WTUA) and the Michigan International Technology Center Authority (MITC).
Born and raised in Michigan, Supervisor Pat McRae graduated from the Bonafide Apprenticeship Program of Tool and Die at Schoolcraft Community College and completed his Associate of Applied Science at Baker College. Supervisor McRae was employed at Ford Motor Company as a tool maker for over 30 years and has represented Ford and his Union UAW Local 245 in various leadership positions. In Redford Township, Supervisor McRae served on the Board of Trustees for twelve years and sat on both the Planning Commission and the Site Committee. In 2020 he was elected Supervisor of Charter Township of Redford.
Supervisor McRae has a lifetime of community service, he has worked with Redford schools, is a member of Ancient order of Hibernians, Redford Goodfellows, 8 Mile Boulevard Association, and the Redford Chamber of Commerce and had served as its’ Vice President for two years.
Supervisor Timothy Bowman 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
Supervisor Kevin McNamara was raised in Livonia, learning from his father that government can make a positive difference in the lives of people. His governmental positions began in 2001 when he was elected to the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees. He was next elected to the Wayne County Commission serving eight years as the Chairman of Public Services (Roads and Parks). Mr. McNamara also served as Chariman of Wayne County’s HEAD START programs, SEMCOG’s Executive Board and The Metro Airport / Willow Run Board of Directors.