Kenneth Voigt ( Bio. to follow)
Mayor Abdullah Hammoud is the proud son of immigrant parents, Mayor Abdullah Hammoud has been an unwavering advocate for his hometown of Dearborn for more than a decade. As Mayor, he is committed to reinventing government to deliver results for working families and residents in every corner of the city.
Throughout his career, Mayor Hammoud has provided bold leadership for Michigan and Dearborn with a thoughtful, pragmatic approach to government that puts people first. As the city’s seventh mayor, that will include investing in infrastructure, improving public health and safety, and delivering quality services while lowering the tax burden on residents.
In three terms representing Dearborn in the Michigan House of Representatives, Mayor Hammoud has pushed for resources and shaped policy to improve quality of life and create a more resilient city. That work secured nearly $100 million in direct investment in transformational infrastructure projects such as the Miller-Rotunda Bridge. He remains committed to addressing Dearborn’s aging infrastructure while pursuing innovative solutions to mitigate chronic flooding and upgrade technology to improve the city’s operations.
Mayor Bill Bazzi is an immigrant from Lebanon and a Marines veteran, he’s the first Muslim and first Arab American to be mayor of Dearborn Heights, where about one-third of the city is Arab American.
Bazzi was one of three Arab American Muslims to be elected mayor Tuesday in cities across metro Detroit, with Hamtramck and Dearborn voters also electing candidates who are Muslim and of Arab descent.
Mayor Mark Jacobs (Bio to follow.)
Byron Nolen (Bio. to follow)
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 nearly 17 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 96,000 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
Nick Moroz serves as the Mayor for the City of Plymouth. He was elected to the City Commission in 2017, served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2019-2021, and was elected Mayor in 2021. He’s very proud to be part of the team that has effectively led Plymouth through major updates to utilities and infrastructure, successful millage proposals, master plans, and the recent pandemic.
Outside of municipal duties, Nick Moroz is the Director of Entrepreneurial Practice at the Center for Entrepreneurship, housed at the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Nick directs and manages the CFE’s co-curricular programs that focus on providing students with leadership skills and training, mentorship, and career initiatives in emerging industries such as autonomous vehicles. Nick is an experienced innovator and entrepreneur of manufacturing and advanced materials technologies and has played the role of technical founder for a series of startups.
Mayor Robert McCraight has called the City of Romulus home for most of his life. Generations of the McCraight family have led lives of service and have given back the community in many ways, from volunteering with their local church and serving on the paid on-call fire department to working for the schools and employment with the City.
Prior to being elected, Mayor McCraight served as the City’s Director of Economic Development and Public Services, which included the responsibilities of Chief Building Official, Director of Building and Safety and Public Services departments, and Administrative Liaison to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, DDA and TIFA. During this time, Mayor McCraight led critical development, economic growth and community enhancement initiatives for the City of Romulus. At the onset of the pandemic, Mayor McCraight led a team that developed processes and procedures to continue development, resulting in more than 1,000,000 square feet of building development as well as an increased tax base and new employment opportunities. These results led to Romulus being recognized as the development leader in Wayne County and the region. Mayor McCraight and his team also played an instrumental role in the development and construction of more than 100 residential homes in 2020, helping put the city on track to exceed that number in 2021.
During his twenty-plus years with the City of Romulus, Mayor McCraight has had the privilege and opportunity to give back to his community outside of his day-to-day work with the City. Mayor McCraight is a proud graduate of Romulus Community Schools and has helped execute several projects to enhance the schools, including new scoreboards for the football field and district-wide fundraisers. Mayor McCraight has also been actively involved in bringing several events and activities to the Romulus community, including the Romulus Roamin’ Chrome annual classic car and motorcycle road rally, Wreaths Across America, Romulus Curling Royale and more. A personal passion for Mayor McCraight is the community’s active-duty service members and veterans. Mayor McCraight is the co-founder of the Romulus Veterans Outreach Coalition, which focuses on service projects for Romulus veterans, and vice president of Foundation 14, an organization that supports combat veterans suffering from PTSD.
Mayor McCraight’s accolades include receiving the Veterans of Foreign War Distinguished Service Award and being named the 34th Romulus Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year. When he is not working or volunteering, Mayor McCraight can be found spending time with his wife Kendra, his children Garrett and Lauren, and his grandchildren Declan and Dahlia.
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.
Kevin Coleman (Bio. to follow)
Anne Marie Graham-Hudak was elected as Canton Township’s first woman Supervisor in November 2020. As the Township’s chief administrator, she is responsible for overseeing the operation of all township departments, acting as chairperson for Board of Trustees meetings, and preparing and monitoring the budget. Prior to becoming Canton Township Supervisor, she served as a Canton Trustee and Planning Commissioner for four years. Anne Marie has an extensive engineering background, having worked for the automotive industry for 26 years.
Anne Marie represents Canton by serving on numerous local and regional boards. She is serving on the Conference of Western Wayne, 35th District Court Board, and Western Townships Utilities Authority Board, as well as on both the SEMCOG Executive Committee and Regional Review Committee for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Her past and present community service includes several director positions for the League of Women Voters, Chair of Plymouth-Canton Citizens for Diversity and Inclusion (PCCDI), leadership team of the Plymouth-Canton Interfaith Community Outreach group (ICO) and board member of the South Asian American Voices for Impact (SAAVI). Anne Marie’s direct involvement in these organizations strengthens Canton’s partnerships and collaborations on the local, regional and state-wide levels. It also gives Canton a voice as projects are being planned and decisions are being made, as well as continuing to build a strong, rich, and diverse community.
Anne Marie and her husband Hadley have four children and one grandchild. Anne Marie attended many undergraduate courses at Schoolcraft, holds an engineering degree from Boston University and an MBA from Lawrence Tech.
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). In 2016 Mr. McNamara was elected as the Supervisor of Van Buren Charter Township and currently still governs from that position. 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, and is currently on the Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Board.