Trustees
Tracey Schultz-Kobylarz

Tracey Schultz-Kobylarz
Supervisor

Name:  Tracey Schultz Kobylarz
Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected):  Currently in my 10th year of public service to the community now serving in my second term as Township Supervisor.  First appointed as a Zoning Board of Appeals Commissioner, then elected in 2004 as a Township Trustee.  Elected as Township Supervisor in 2008 and reelected in 2012. 
Professional Occupation:  30 years of progressive experience in management and leadership including: operations, human resources, sales, strategic planning, labor relations (union and non-union), budgeting, forecasting, compensation & benefits.
Other Organizations you are a member of (Include professional and civic groups): 
8 Mile Boulevard Association, Chairperson
“Big 10 Townships” subsidiary of the MTA
Conference of Western Wayne Vice Chairperson (formerly served as Treasurer & Secretary) Conference of Western Wayne Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
League of Women Voters
Lincoln Behavioral Health Services Clubhouse Advisory Board Chairperson
Michigan Democratic Party
NAACP
NRA
Partnership for Building a Better Redford
Redford Twp. Chamber of Commerce
Redford Twp. Democratic Club
Redford Union Alumni Association Class of 1979 alumni coordinator
Sierra Club
Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Workforce Development Taskforce

Church Organizations :  St. Valentine Catholic Church

Marital Status:  Married with two children

Education:       Bachelor’s Degree                                                       Central Michigan University
Governance Academy Graduate                                Michigan Twp. Association
Citizen Planner                                                            Michigan State University
Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellow          Michigan State University                                         

Goals for Township (What would you like to accomplish):   My goal as Township Supervisor is to continue to create opportunities for businesses to thrive and for residents to enjoy great services and activities in the township.  These goals will be accomplished with the proven leadership, knowledge and expertise that you have learned to count on and be proud of. 
As Supervisor, I will continue to offer solid solutions for programs and services that meet the needs of our residential and business communities.  Those programs and services will be determined and offered after thoughtful planning which has been openly communicated, funding is secured and with the approval of the township board members and other representatives of the community.   With the support and input of other elected and appointed officials, residents, neighborhood associations, business groups, and other governmental partnerships, we will continue making decisions that have positive impact on our township.   Given the economic situation of the country as a whole it is critically important to develop fair and balanced solutions—both for our current challenges and for those that await us in the future. 
Short term goals with lasting impact include but are not limited to:

  • Elimination of blighted and obsolete buildings and houses
    • Roosevelt (completed 2012)
    • Bulman (completed 2010)
    • Several vacant homes and commercial buildings (completed 2009 through 2012)
    • Ashcroft scheduled for demolition 2013
  • Repair and redesign of Seven Mile Road (completed 2011)
  • Repair and maintenance of local roads.
    • Woodworth
    • MacArthur
    • Hemingway
    • Arnold
    • Puritan
  • Completion of several drainage and sewer projects. (Completed Graham drain 2009)
  • Design and build two CSO basins
  • Full implementation Partnership for Building a Better Redford Team (completed 2009)
  • Fully funded community events that do not have a drag on the general fund and yet have positive impact on our residents. (Transition to donor funded events completed 2009)
  • Maintain balanced budgets with sensitivity to the declining revenue.
  • Improve solid waste pick-up, disposal services and fees.  (completed 2011)

Length of Township Residency:  I have lived in the township for 49 years!

Hobbies:  All things Redford Township and especially sitting in the sun listening to live music, anything to do with water, gardening, reading, cooking, sewing, singing and traveling    

Favorite Political Leader or Role Model:  My parents and siblings are my role models.  While we certainly weren’t The Cleavers, I am fortunate to have learned life lessons that are the base of sound decisions and choices.  As the daughter of a Marine and Cass Tech graduate - turned -cashier, I learned that discipline is necessary for growth and instruction and that money doesn’t replace sweat equity.


Lily Cavanagh

Lily Cavanagh
Treasurer

Name: Lily Cavanagh

Elected Position: Treasurer    

Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected): November 2008

Professional Occupation: MI Court of Appeals Clerk

Other Organizations You Are A Member of (Include Professional and Civic Groups): Wayne County Treasurers Association, Association of Public Treasurers, Michigan Women in Finance, MI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, MSSD, Community Dems, Livonia Dems, Focus Hope, Vista Maria, St. John Bosco Catholic Church and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Family Status, Children (Include Names): Married with 6 children; Alex, Stacey, Raymund, Veronica, Erin and Mary

Education: Elementary, High School and College

Goals for Township (What You Would Like to Accomplish): *Fiduciary Responsibility *Resident access to Educational Services, Classes and Seminars *Continuing a good working relationship with, Wayne County, State of MI, Township officials and the general public *Provide good government and services for the residents

Length of Township Residency: 9 years

Hobbies: Bike Riding, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Cooking, Traveling and many more

Favorite Political Leader or Role Model (Please Explain Why): I have several favorite political figures, but one that stands out in particular is US Congressman John Dingell: He is someone with a vast wealth of knowledge; his efforts in cutting waste and being proactive in holding people accountable are but a drop in the bucket of what he has accomplished in the years of being a public servant. If I have to pick one, he would be the one I would call my role model. I am honored to call him friend.
Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan
Trustee

Name:Michael Sullivan

Elected Position: Trustee

Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected): November 20, 2012

Professional Occupation:  Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, Wayne County

Other Organizations You Are A Member of (Include Professional and Civic Groups):
Redford Township Democratic Club, Redford Chamber of Commerce

Education:  

  • Master of Public Administration, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Public Affairs, Wayne State University

Goals for Township (What You Would Like to Accomplish): Reduce crime and strengthen neighborhoods while making good financial decisions with your tax dollars.

Length of Township Residency:  Lifelong

Hobbies: Following politics, reading, watching movies, traveling, hiking, relaxing at the lake, spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Political Leader or Role Model (Please Explain Why):
I admire President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  While leading this country he faced significant challenges.  Through persistence, progressive thinking and creative solutions he put the country back on a successful path.

To email our trustees, write to: trustee@redfordtwp.com
Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy
Trustee

Name:  Patricia Kennedy Micallef

Elected Position: Trustee

Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected): 2008

Professional Occupation: Business Owner – TP Computers, Inc.

Other Organizations You Are A Member of (Include Professional and Civic Groups): Redford Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, St. Valentine’s Catholic Church and Mercy Road Non-Denomination Church

Family (Include Names): Husband Tony, we have no children

Education: Some College

Goals for Township (What You Would Like to Accomplish): Stop the bullying in schools

Length of Township Residency: since 1958

Hobbies: Needle crafts, gardening, bowling and reading

avorite Political Leader or Role Model (Please Explain Why): My father – Edward T. Kennedy – former township treasurer “Be honest to the citizens and stand up for what you believe in.”

Pat McRae

Pat McRae
Trustee

Name: Pat McRae

Elected Position: Trustee

Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected): November 2004

Professional Occupation: Toolmaker

Other Organizations You Are A Member of (Include Professional and Civic Groups): Redford Township Democratic Club (Chair), Masons, Elks, A.O.H. and Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church

Family Status, Children (Include Names): Married to Betsy McRae, Sons; Joe Jones (deceased), Patrick McRae and Ed McRae, Daughters; Peggy Beaudrie and Penny Tierney

Education: Graduate of Cody High School 1973), Bonified Tool & Die Apprenticeship (Schoolcraft College), Associate Degree in Applied Science (Magna-Cum-Laude)

Goals for Township (What You Would Like to Accomplish): Balanced budget that maximizes services and minimizes cost to our residents while maintaining a good quality of life in our Township.

Length of Township Residency: 35 years

Hobbies: Camping, golf and traveling

Favorite Political Leader or Role Model (Please Explain Why): President Harry Truman, he was a tough, but caring president who put the people of our country and their needs first.



Jay Johnson
Trustee

Name: Jay Johnson

Elected Position: Trustee

Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected): November 20th, 2012

Professional Occupation: Communication Consultant, WorldLink Communications

Other Organizations You Are A Member of (Include Professional and Civic Groups): The Redford Jaycees, The Redford Chamber of Commerce, The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, VFW Men's Auxiliary, Redford Township Festival Committee, Redford Township Zoning Board of Appeals, Association of Professional Communication Consultants, Partnership for Building a Better Redford,

Family Status, Children (Include Names): Married to Stephanie Johnson

Education:

  • MA in Communications, Wayne State University
  • Graduate Certification in Health Communications, Wayne State University
  • BA in Speech Communications, Wayne State University

Goals for Township (What You Would Like to Accomplish):

  • Increased public safety
  • Increased services and quality of life for residents
  • Maintaining a fiscally responsible budget and identifying savings for residents
  • Improving communication between government and residents

Length of Township Residency: Lifelong, 31 years

Hobbies: Hockey, Golf, Jaycees, Fishing, Reading

Favorite Political Leader or Role Model (Please Explain Why): John F. Kennedy – My favorite Political leader is John F. Kennedy for multiple reasons.  First and foremost, Kennedy was an amazing diplomat, proven by his management of the looming Cold War threat of the Soviet Union in multiple arenas.  He was an articulate and charismatic leader, and brought significant changes to domestic policy including education, health, and assistance to the elderly populations.  He was compassionate, yet strong; brilliant, yet relatable.  He is a leader that believed in the rights of mankind, and boldly fought for the liberty and freedoms for all.

To email our trustees, write to: trustee@redfordtwp.com
Garth

Garth J. Christie
Clerk

Name: Garth J. Christie

Elected Position: Clerk          

 

Member of Redford Township Board (First Elected): 1996

 

Professional Occupation: Clerk

 

Other Organizations You Are A Member of (Include Professional and Civic Groups): State Bar of Michigan, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church

 

Family Status, Children (Include Names): Divorced

 

Education: Lee M. Thurston High School, University of Michigan – Dearborn, Wayne State University Law School

 

Goals for Township (What You Would Like to Accomplish): Safe neighborhoods, smooth roads, fun parks and thriving businesses.

 

Length of Township Residency: 1954

Hobbies: camping, hiking, kayacking/canoeing and swimming

 

Favorite Political Leader or Role Model (Please Explain Why): My Dad, Don O. Christie because he always placed the best interests of Redford first.


CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF REDFORD

15145 Beech Daly,
Redford, Michigan, 48239
Point-to-Point Driving Directions

Telephone: (313)387-2700
Fax: (313)387-2707

Government

Electronic Payments for Tax and Water Bills

To pay via first class mail, please send to:
Treasury
12200 Beech Daly Road
Redford, Michigan 48239

Important Numbers:

For general Information call the Clerk's Office
313-387-2751
or the Supervisor's Office
313-387-2705

For Parks and Recreation information call
313-387-2650

Lost your pet, have a loose animal in the neighborhood or an animal not being taken care of?  Call Redford’s Animal Control
(313) 387-2565 (weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm)
or (313) 387-2551 (weekends and after hours)

For problems with Trash Pickup or Complaints call: Republic Waste (trash pickup complaints/questions)
877-264-5544