Dr. Siver is the author of three local histories, Southfield Faces the Crucial Decades:The Development of a Suburb & Its School System in the Years Following World War II (1987), A Brief History of Southfield (for elementary school students 1991) and Southfield:The History of Our City in its 50th Year (2009). He collaborated with the School of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University and the Southfield Planning Department on cataloging and defining Southfields Mid Century Modern architecture. The popularly elected mayor, who does not vote on council actions, has the right to veto council actions and appoints the city's planner, assessor, attorney, and members of various commissions. Southfield's northern border does not follow a single road, but lies approximately along Thirteen Mile Road. Southfield is home to more than 76,000 residents, offering a complete living community, featuring 774 acres of park land, and more than 30 miles of biking, hiking, and nature trails. Brenda Lulenar Lawrence (born October 18, 1954) is an American Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives who previously served as the Mayor of Southfield, Michigan from 2001 to 2015. But Conyers withdrew from the race and Christina Barr of Pontiac was chosen as the Republican nominee. [22] Students living in parts of Northern Southfield attend schools in the Birmingham City School District, while students living in the southeast corner of Southfield attend schools in the Oak Park School District. Elections & Voting. [4][5] In the early-1990s, as an active member of the Parent-Teacher Association at her children's school, she sought and earned a seat on the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education. View election results for Southfield mayor and clerk. Sumitomo Corporation operates the Detroit Office in Suite 1450 at 27777 Franklin Road. The tallest of these, 3000 Town Center, is 402 feet (122.5m) tall; it is the state's second-tallest building outside Detroit (after the River House Condominiums in Grand Rapids) and the state's 16th-tallest building overall. In 2001 Dr. Siver was elected to the Southfield City Council. The Mayor and City Council, Novi's elected officials, serve the community as part-time, volunteers without benefits. Democrat Martin Genter is taking on Republican Douglas Wozniak. In the late 1970s he joined the Southfield-Lathrup Democratic Club and currently serves as club president. Provided by Jerry Naftaly . That was just after the city emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. TheCity Clerkis the official records-keeper for the City of Southfield whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to City Council proceedings, actions, agenda items, ordinances, resolutions, licenses, birth and death records, files on easements, payback agreements and rights-of way, as well as special assessment and zoning notices. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 26.28 square miles (68.06km2), of which 26.27 square miles (68.04km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03km2) (0.04%) is water.[13]. City of Southfield,26000 Evergreen Road,Southfield, MI 48076(248) 796-5000Copyright 2023 All Rights Reserved. Update:By 11:59 p.m., Wozniak appears ready to clinch the seat with 61.9% of the vote with all precincts reporting. Elections are held biennially in odd-numbered years. Genter won the Democratic nominations versus just one opponent. The Democratic gubernatorial ticket lost to Republican nominees Rick Snyder, a businessman, and Brian Calley, a State Representative, 58%-40%. Telephone: (248) 796-5100 There are a total of two State Senate seats up for grabs in the 2021 election. Election Day is Nov. 2. chouge@cityofsouthfield.com Term Expires November 2023 248-796-5150, Allyson Bettis Lawrence got more deeply involved in local affairs. She took the most votes in Oakland County, carrying Southfield, Pontiac and Oak Park, as well as Royal Oak Township. Also on the ballot is Tawnya Morris. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. The. He has lived and worked in Southfield since 1967. The mayor serves as the city's chief executive and is responsible for appointing department directors, proposing the budget, serving as conservator of the peace, administering oaths, and holding the annual citywide community meeting. 26000 Evergreen Road However, the grant was ultimately "terminated" and not given out, according to Michigan Strategic Fund records, and Covisint was later acquired for $103 million by Canada-based OpenText. [19], As of 2011, many African Americans from Detroit were moving into Southfield and other suburbs of Oakland and Macomb counties. BMC Compuware has yet to comment on reports that it is looking to leave the One Campus Martius building in Detroit for less expensive office space in the Southfield Town Center complex. City of Southfield,26000 Evergreen Road,Southfield, MI 48076(248) 796-5000Copyright 2023 All Rights Reserved. Major northsouth streets are Telegraph Road, Lahser Road, Evergreen Road, Southfield Road (the northern extension of the Southfield Freeway) and Greenfield Road (which forms the eastern boundary of the city). mmandelbaum@cityofsouthfield.com Term Expires November 2023 248-796-5150, Linnie Taylor Mayor and City Council 31555 W. Eleven Mile Farmington Hills, MI 48336-1165 248-871-2410 Vicki Barnett Mayor vbarnett@fhgov.com Read Biography Randy Bruce Mayor Pro Tem rbruce@fhgov.com Read Biography Jackie Boleware Council Member jboleware@fhgov.com Read Biography Michael Bridges Council Member mbridges@fhgov.com Read Biography Valerie Knol ksiver@cityofsouthfield.com Term Expires November 2025 248-796-5100, Michael "Ari" Mandelbaum Follow him on Twitter @JCReindl. a citizen may respond to questions posed to him or her by the Mayor or members of the Council . [8] As mayor, she was invited by the United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform in 2008 to represent United States mayors in testimony about the mortgage crisis and its effect on American communities. [15], As with the national election results, the 2010 general election in Michigan saw strong turnout and enthusiasm by Republican voters. [3] We're monitoring all the races that matter the most across Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. Penguicon has been held in Southfield regularly since 2014. Last but not least, Brenda Lawrence, Mayor of Southfield Michigan, who is the first African American mayor of the city of Southfield and has been serving in this position for twelve years. As the city's chief elected officer, the Mayor serves as liaison to other government officials, agencies and boards, at the local, state, and federal levels, representing the City of Southfield. 10 March 2008: Brenda Lawrence is a long-time resident of the city of Southfield, Michigan. There were 31,778 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. As of that year, the largest Chaldean church, by number of congregants, was based here. Covisint had about 250 employees at the time, and the Michigan Strategic Fund approved the company for a $1.5 million performance-based grant as part of that move contingent on the company creating 50 new jobs. By 6 a.m., all 876 precincts in Wayne County were in. Winfrey has held the seat since 2005 and won 70.4 percent of the vote during the August primary. E-mail:ksiver@cityofsouthfield.com. Southfield, Michigan Population 2023 Population by Race CSV JSON Black or African American White Two or more races Asian Other race Native American The city also contains I-696, Southfield Freeway (M-39), and US 24 (Telegraph Road). The Treasurer is elected to a four-year term. Contact JC Reindl: 313-378-5460 or jcreindl@freepress.com. In the Democratic primary, the real contest in this heavily Democratic, black-majority district, Lawrence faced incumbent representatives Clarke and Gary Peters, both of whom lived outside the district,[17] and former State Representative Mary D. Waters. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males. [22] Lawrence won with 78% of the vote, Barr took 20%, Schwartz 1% and Boyle 1%. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. As a superdelegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, she endorsed U.S. Peters won with 47%, to Clarke's 35%, Lawrence's 13%, and Waters's 3%. News Sports. [citation needed], Lawrence served as a Michigan delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He instead ran for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. Southfield's populace is very well-educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation. The position has a four year term. My sincere desire is to engage our citizens in the decisions of the City. On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Mayor Greimel gave the 2022 State of the City Address where he cited the accomplishments of his administration and mapped out his plan for growth in the coming year. Submit application to: Southfield City Clerk's Office, 26000 Evergreen Road P.O. 2021 Oakland County election results. He's running against Gary Woronchak, a former editor of Dearborn Press & Guide and state representative. Michael "Ari" Mandelbaum mmandelbaum@cityofsouthfield.com Term Expires November 2023 248-796-5150 She was formally nominated as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor at the Michigan Democratic Party convention in August 2010. Southfield voters will cast their ballots formayor and city clerk. All rights reserved. In the 1960s he organized community service activities and championed environmental causes. The city is home to the Southfield Town Center complex, which includes five connected office buildings. (WDIV) Michigan's 2021 General Election was held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with hundreds of jurisdictions holding races. Not authorized by any candidate. ltaylor@cityofsouthfield.com Term Expires November 2025 248-796-5150, Nancy L.M. The median age in the city was 42. Webinar ID: 546 088 3579 Password: Lathrup2023 CLICK HERE: Online Link . A transmitter for WDIV-TV is in the city; it is the only television station based in downtown Detroit. Update: Gabriela Santiago-Romero has 71 percent of the vote at 11:59 p.m.