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313.386.1800
Ext 1231
1355 Southfield
Lincoln Park, MI 48146


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313-386-1800 ext. 1225

 


Mayor - Thomas E. Karnes

Mayor Thomas E. Karnes

Mayor Karnes was first elected Mayor in November 2013 and was successful in his re-election in November 2016. Mayor Karnes is a life long resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He served as Police Chief from October 2004 - October 2012.

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Council President - Thomas Murphy

Council President Thomas MurphyCouncil President Murphy was first elected to the City Council in November 1975, where he served as Council President until 1981, when he did not seek re-election. In 1983, he was appointed City Treasurer due to the Treasurer leaving to become State Representative. He won election as Treasurer in 1983 and was re-elected in 1985. He was elected back to council in 1987, where he served until 1993. He was appointed in 1994 to fill a vacancy until 1995. In 1995, he was re-elected and served until 1997. On July 22, 2002, Councilperson Murphy was again appointed to fill a vacancy in compliance with the city charter and was subsequently to council in 2003 and again in 2005. He was elected Council President in 2007. He was re-elected to council in 2009. He was elected Council President in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

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Councilman - Michael Higgins

Councilman Michael HigginsCouncilperson Higgins is a third generation Lincoln Parker and has served on three commissions; Cultural Commission, Parks and Recreation and the Community Improvement Commission. He was first elected to the City Council in November 2003 and won re-election again in November 2005, where he served as Council President until 2007. He was aga
in elected to City Council in 2016.

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Councilman - Larry F. Kelsey

Councilman Larry F. KelseyCouncilperson Kelsey was elected to office in November of 2013 and was successful in his re-election in November 2016. He is a long time resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He is a veteran who proudly served his country from 1971-1973. He is a member of CERT and has served on the Public Safety Commission. He is a retiree of Ford Motor Company.

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cOUNCILwoMAN - lylian ross

Councilman Larry F. Kelsey   Councilperson Ross was elected in a specil election held on May 8, 2018 to fill the vacancy left by the deceased Councilman Mario DiSanto. 

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Councilman - Christopher Dardzinski

Councilman Christopher DardzinskiCouncilperson Dardzinski was appointed to the City Council to fill a vacancy in April 2015. He was successful in his re-election in November 2016.

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Councilman - Thomas Parkinson

Councilman Thomas ParkinsonCouncilperson Parkinson was elected to City Council in 2016. He is a life long resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He is also a retired City Of Lincoln Park Department of Public Service Foreman.

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TreasureR - Patricia Lulko

Treasurer Patricia LulkoA Lincoln Park High School graduate, Patricia Lulko began her service with the City in April, 1979, working as a billing clerk in the Water Department. She transferred to the Controller’s office as Accounts Payable Clerk and then Payroll Clerk. In 1983 she became the Deputy Director of Personnel and Purchasing. In July 1993, she was appointed Director of Personnel and Purchasing; which she held until her retirement on January 1, 2005. During her career with the City, she also held the position of Information Systems Manager. Ms. Lulko was first elected Treasurer in November, 2005 and is a member of the Wayne County Treasurer's Association.

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