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Parks and Harbor Advisory Committee

The Parks and Harbor Advisory Committee was established to consider, inform and suggest to City Council possible ideas regarding parks and recreation facilities and programs.

Members are Dr. Bill Quinlan, Chairperson, Dr. Bill Brownscombe, Tony Smihal, Thomas Enders, George Duffield and Council Representatives John Stempfle and Sheila Tomkowiak.

Urban Forestry Commission 

The goal of this new citizen advisory body is to enhance the management of the City's trees on the right of way and on City owned property.

Members are Rick Whitney Chairperson, , Sheila Tomkowiak City Council Liaison, Derek Stratelak City Beautification Commission Liaison, Alaine Bush, Dave Draper, Larry Saylor, Pete Dame, Jeffrey Swantek, and Brian Colter (City Forester).

Employees Retirement System - Board of Trustees

The Grosse Pointe Employee Retirement System is a defined benefit pension plan created and maintained pursuant to Part B, Section 64-105 of the Charter of the City of Grosse Pointe, amended in 1994; now Section 56, Article II, Grosse Pointe Code of Ordinances.

Board of Trustees are Michael Bernard, Chair (citizen member), Council Representatives Andrew Turnbull and Christopher Walsh, Eduard Shrader (public safety member representative), Brian Kress (general member representative), Kimberly Kleinow, Finance Director and System Administrator for the Board, and Julie Arthurs, City Clerk and Secretary to the Board.

Election Commission

The Election Commission shall appoint an election inspector board and designate a chairman in each precinct for every election conducted in the City.  The City Clerk shall have charge of all other activities and duties relating to the conduct of elections in the City.

Members are the City Clerk and two members of the City Council appointed by the Mayor.