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Government Mayor and City Council

The Wyandotte City Council consists of seven members including the Mayor and the Mayor Pro tempore.

Address and Contact Info

Phone number for Mayor and Council 734-324-4540.  Mayor's office is located at 3200 Biddle Avenue, Suite 300.  Council offices have moved to 3200 Biddle Avenue, Suite 300.

Council Meetings

Council meetings are held every Monday, at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at 3200 Biddle, Wyandotte , MI 48192.

City Council Meetings are open to the public. Requests to be placed on the agenda must be submitted to the City of Wyandotte Clerk’s Office no later than 4:30 pm on the Thursday prior to the Council Meeting. All correspondence shall be addressed to: The Honorable Mayor and Council. Council meeting protocol may be viewed by clicking here.

Agendas and Minutes for the Council Meetings after April 24th, 2005 may be found in the FRONT DESK portion of our site. Requests for agendas prior to this date must be made in writing to the Wyandotte City Clerk’s office.

City Council Meetings are aired live and replayed on local cable access Channel 16 as follows:
Monday at 11:00 pm
Tuesday at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm
Friday at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, & 8:00 pm
Saturday at 9:00 am

City Council Meeting Videos
NOTE: Meetings will be available online to view 24 hours after the start time of the meeting. Meetings will be archived online beginning March 2015.

Mayor and Council Members

Joseph R. Peterson (Mayor)
Robert A. DeSana
Leonard T. Sabuda
Megan Maiani
Chris Calvin
Donald Schultz
Robert Alderman

Mayor Joseph R. PetersonJoseph R. Peterson, Mayor

Term limit May of 2021

mayor@wyandottemi.gov

Family Life:
Mayor Peterson is a 36-year resident of the City of Wyandotte. He is married to Janice (Tomocik). They have two children and 3 grandchildren.

Education and Experience:
U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran (E-5)
Eastern Michigan University Staff & Command Course Graduate (Class President)
Narcotics Undercover Officer (1980)
Special Operations Division (1983)
State Police D.R.A.N.O. Unit
D.E.A. Federal Task Force, Detroit Division (1992-1996)
Detective Sergeant (1995)
Schoolcraft College Police Officer’s Training School Instructor

Political Background:
Wyandotte City Council (2005-2009, Mayor Pro-Tem)
Elected Mayor May 2009

Groups and Affiliations:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Usher’s Club
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Holy Name Society
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1136, Life Member
American Legion Post 217
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge III, Life Member
Wyandotte Rotary Club, Past President
Vietnam Veterans of America
Disabled Veterans of America, Life Member
Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 74
PRCU Society 162
Trustee, Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Scholarship Board
Wyandotte Salvation Army Board Member
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency Board Member
Downriver Community Conference Board Member
Wayne County Transit Authority Board Member

 

Robert A. DeSanaRobert A. DeSana, Mayor Pro Tempore

Term Limit 2021

rdesana@wyan.org

Family Life:
Councilman DeSana is a lifelong resident. He is husband to Denise and father to Abby Desana. Rob's stepson, Ian Hamel and his wife Elesa, have given Rob his most recent title, "Grandpa" to Lennan, Vaughn, and Layla

Education and Experience:
Rob started his insurance career in 1980 as an insurance agent.
Joined E.W. Smith in 1994, as an agent, and eventually became a partner and stockholder.
Retired in 2016 after 36 years in the insurance industry.
Graduated from Gabriel Richard High School in 1972 and went to Ferris State College and Wayne County Community College from 1972 until 1978.

Political Involvement:
Wyandotte City Council from 1985 to 1991
Wyandotte Charter Revision Committee
Commissioner on the Recreation Commission

Community Involvement:
Wyandotte Athletic Association (Past President)
Wyandotte Hall of Fame Committee
Wyandotte Knights of Columbus 1802
Wyandotte PRCU #162
North Shore Club
St. Vincent Pallotti
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Wyandotte Jaycees (Past Vice President of Internal, External, and the Ways and Means Offices)

 

Leonard T. SabudaLeonard T. Sabuda, Council

Term limit May of 2021

lsabuda@wyan.org

Family Life:
Councilman Sabuda is a long-time resident of Wyandotte. He is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Education & Experience:
Retired owner of 7-11.
Detroit Institute of Technology graduate
Served in the Naval Reserve

Political Background:
City Council
Interim City Clerk
Mayor
Municipal Service Commission

Groups and Affiliations:
Polish League of Army Veterans Officer
Knights of Columbus

 

Megan MaianiMegan Maiani, Council

Term Limit 2021

mmaiani@wyan.org

Family Life:
Councilwoman Maiani Resident for 25 years.

Education and Experience:
Associate of Science in Nursing 2012, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2014, pursuing Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management, expected to graduate 2018, Board Certified Pediatric Nurse at Children's hospital of Michigan as a SWAT RN, Nursing Administrative Manager, and Bed Management, 2017 DMC Nurse of the Year

Political Involvement:
Elected to City Council in 2017

Community Involvement:
Wyandotte Jaycees (2012-current)
Wyandotte Street Art Fair Beer Tent Chair (2012-current)
Light the Night-leukemia and lymphoma foundation, Wyandotte location, Volunteer (2010-current)
Previous Parks and Recreation Greenbox Leader

 

Chris CalvinChris Calvin, Council

Term Limit 2021

ccalvin@wyan.org 

Family Life:
Councilman Calvin is a lifelong resident of Wyandotte. He is the proud father of two and grandfather of four.

Education and Experience:
Graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School
Master Mechanic Certificate from Wayne County Community College
Wyandotte Department of Public Service retiree
Former Michigan Executive Board member A.F.S.C.M.E
Former Wyandotte School Board member
Served on the Wyandotte Zoning Board for 13 years
Democratic Club member
Presently an EMT for Superior Ambulance

Community Involvement:
Member of Kiwanis 1000
President Wyandotte Music Boosters
St. Vincent Pallotti

 

Donald SchultzDonald Schultz, Council

Term limit May of 2021

dschultz@wyan.org

Family Life:
Councilman Schultz is a lifelong resident of Wyandotte. Married, and has one Daughter. Member of many local clubs and organizations

Education & Experience:
Employed as Service Director for Southgate Lincoln.
Wayne County Com College.
Master Certified in Automotive Service Management
Advisory Board Henry Ford Community College Automotive ASSET program.

Political Background:
Vice Chairman Planning Commission
President Historical Commission
Downtown Design Review Committee

 

Robert AldermanRobert Alderman, Council

Term Limit 2021

ralderman@wyan.org 

Family Life:
Councilman Alderman is a 16-year resident of the City of Wyandotte and a father of 3 children.

Education and Experience:
Union Electrician (Local 58) 6 years
Union Painter (Painters Local) 8 years
Hired as Police Officer 1991
State Police DRANO Unit (Downriver Narcotics Organization) 1993-1997
Detective Corporal 1996
DEA Task Force, Detroit Division (Drug Enforcement Administration) 1997
Detective Sergeant 2001 (Training in supervision, leadership, and incident command)
Promoted to Chief of Police 2005
Eastern Michigan Police Staff and Command
Promoted Police & Fire Chief 2007
F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico Virginia “Session #244”
Trained in Leadership, Problem Solving, Budget, and Communication Skills

Political Involvement:
Wyandotte Zoning Board of Appeals
Municipal Service Commission
Elected to City Council in May 2017

Community Involvement:
Local 58 Electrical Workers
Paint Union
FOP (Fraternal Order of Police)
P.O.A.M. (Police Officer Association of Michigan
Michigan Chiefs of Police
C.H.A.I.N.E.D.
F.B.I. Natiional Academy Associate Member
Baseball Coach (Travel Baseball)
Hockey Coach (Travel Hockey)

 

 

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