Update 8/1/2015: I am officially unopposed for reelection this November, but still I look forward to talking to residents this Fall about issues important to them and our city. Thanks for all your support!
Whether you’ve lived in Ferndale for decades or just a short time, the best things about Ferndale are exactly the same. We make newcomers feel welcome, and make neighbors feel like family. It’s a special community, and it’s an honor to serve as your Mayor.
Together with our City Council, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished:
- lowered taxes more than 2 mils (about $166 for the average homeowner) this year, and lowered water rates 10% in 2014;
- renovated our dilapidated courthouse and police station – without tax dollars;
- upgraded Livernois and West Nine Mile to transform them into more vibrant, successful streets, and began Hilton and East Nine Mile upgrades
- expanded my Mayor’s Business Council, which has helped attract new investments and jobs to our industrial sector.
But there’s more I’m eager to do, including continuing the transformation of our parks, expanding parking and retail in our downtown, and creating stronger partnerships with our public schools.
I’m grateful for all the support and friendship I have received. I know our best days are yet to come, and together we will keep moving Ferndale forward!