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Elected Officials

Mayor's Office Hours
Appointments and extended meeting hours are available by request
(313) 386-1800 ext. 1225

Council Contact Information
(313) 386-1800 ext. 1231

MAYOR - THOMAS E. KARNES
tom karnes Mayor Karnes was first elected Mayor in November 2013 and was successful in his re-election in November 2018. Mayor Karnes is a lifelong resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He served as Police Chief from October 2004 - October 2012.

Email: mayor@citylp.com 
Liaison to
: Police & Fire and Public Safety Commission

COUNCIL PRESIDENT - CARLOS SALCIDO
Carlos Salcido Clipped Council President Salcido is a graduate of Lincoln Park High School, Class of 1979. He has been a resident of the city for over 50 years. He was elected to City Council in 2018 and elected as Council President in 2020. 

Email: csalcido@citylp.com
Liaison to: Parks and Recreation and Parks and Recreation Commission

COUNCILMAN - MICHAEL HIGGINS
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Councilperson Higgins is a third-generation Lincoln Parker. 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 again elected to City Council in 2018.

Email: mhiggins@citylp.com
Liaison to: Community Planning and Development, EDC, DDA, and Community Improvement Commission
 
COUNCILWOMAN - LYLIAN ROSS
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Councilperson Ross was elected in a special election held on May 8, 2018, to fill the vacancy left by the deceased Councilman Mario DiSanto. Councilwoman Ross was successful in her candidacy in 2018. 

Email: lross@citylp.com
Liaison to: Finance Department, Housing Commission, and Historical Commission

COUNCILWOMAN - MAUREEN TOBIN
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Email: tobinm@citylp.com
Liaison to: Building Department, Dangerous Building Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission

COUNCILWOMAN - TRACY DUPREY
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Councilperson Duprey was elected to Lincoln Park City Council in November of 2020. She is a Grosse Ile graduate and retired in 2018. She participates in outreach programs to aid those less fortunate in Lincoln Park and Detroit. She also assists with dog rescue for 30+ years. 

Email: tduprey@citylp.com
Liaison to: Assessing and Board of Education

COUNCILMAN - LARRY KELSEY
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Councilperson Kelsey was elected to office in November of 2013 and was successful in his re-election in November 2018. 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. 

Email: lkelsey@citylp.com
Liaison to: 
Department of Public Services and Library Board

CITY CLERK - KERRY KEHRER
2020 kerry kehrer - Copy  Having worked for the City for over 20 years, including 13 years in the Clerk's Office, City Clerk Kerry Kehrer ran a successful campaign for her election in November 2018. Kerry Kehrer has been serving as the Deputy Clerk for the past five years and has overseen the setup and testing of our election equipment. 

Email: kkehrer@citylp.com

TREASURER - PATRICIA LULKO
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A 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.

 Email: plulko@citylp.com