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The Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, A Michigan City operates under a basic "Manager Plan", with the City Manager overseeing the day-to-day operation of the community. The affairs of the City are governed by an elected Council composed of a Mayor, and six Council Members.   The City Clerk and City Treasurer are appointed by the Council.


City Officials

Ted J. Kedzierski

Council Members

  • John Seago
  • Danielle Gehlert
  • Robert Barrette
  • Donn Schroder
  • Sandra Cavataio
  • John Dakmak

City Administrators

City Manager
Stephen Poloni

City Clerk
Bruce Nichols

Director of Public Safety
Kenneth Werenski

Director of Public Works
Michael Way

Community Liaisons, Advisory Committees & Commissions

Election Commission
Bruce Nichols, City Clerk
Robert Barrette, Liaison
Courtney Delmege

Public Works & Infrastructure Liaison
Robert Barrette

Municipal Buildings Liaison
Robert Barrette

Public Safety Liaison
Ted J. Kedzierski

Harbor Committee

Daniel Ritter, Chair
John Seago, Liaison
Karl Kratz
Donn Schroder
Michelle Ramsdell
Ron Sables
Dennis D'Hondt
Patrick Clark    
Courtney Delmege, Harbor Master

Park  Committee

Chairperson- CLYDE SUTTON
Donn Schroder - Liaison
Donna Zade, William Raffoul
Tina Seely, Brett Marshall
Dan Fleming, Jennifer Serra
Mary Naz, Kim Valice  Patricia Verb
Fran Bachmann

Public Relations Liaison
Danielle Gehlert

Grosse Pointes/Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority
Michael Way, Delegate

Council Liaison to Beautification Advisory Committee
John Seago

Council Liaison to GPS Improvement Foundation
Danielle Gehlert

Planning Commission

  • Mary Matuja, Chair
  • Gary Mitchell, Comm.
  • Patrick McCarroll, Secretary.
  • Greg DeMars Comm.
  • Pat Chasteen, Comm.
  • John Dakmak
  • Ted J. Kedzierski, Mayor
  • Gary Gula, Comm.
  • Stephen Poloni, City Manager

Employee Retirement System (Pension Commission)

  • Bruce Campbell, Chair
  • Charles Ruifrok, Commissioner
  • Michael Way, Emp. Comm.
  • Ron Coste
  • Ted J. Kedzierski, Mayor
  • Stephen Poloni, City Manager

Board of Review Members

  • John Lizza, Chair
  • Janice Pemberton
  • Marlene Smith
  • Paul Thursam
  • Kim Schmidt, Alt.

Beautification Advisory Committee

  • Helen Bai, Chair
  • John Seago, Liason 
  • Mary Ellen Dakmak
  • Elaine Malcoun
  • Dianne O'Keefe
  • Gerrie Paddock
  • Elly Sattler
  • Monica Silverston
  • Anne Stricker
  • Madhavi Kanneganti
  • Rachelle VanHollebeke
  • Mickey Wrona
  • Bonnie Krueger
  • Victoria Boyce
  • Mary Matuja, GPSIF Rep.
  • Mary Nichols
  • John Pollick
  • Bobbie Baltz

GPS Improvement Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Dan Fleming, President
  • Vice President
  • Karl Tech, Treasurer
  • Rob Sattler, Secretary
  • Danielle Gehlert, Liason

GPS Tree Board Members

  • Brett Marshall, GPS Forester, Chair
  • Helen Bai, Beautification Chair
  • Robert Squiers, GPSIF
  • Donn Schroder
  • Harold Michaux, Grounds Supervisor
  • Lynn Michaux, Secretary
  • Vicky Boyce, Member
  • Michael Way, DPW Director
  • Paul Manion

Finance Committee

  • Sandra Cavataio
  • Robert Barrette
  • Stephen Poloni
  • Ted J. Kedzierski
  • Charles Ruifrok Resident Rep.
  • John Dakmak
  •  Finance Director- Dale Krajniak

Communications  Committee  
  • Ted Coutilish, Chair
  • Danielle Gehlert, Liaison
  • Jen Serra
  • Carol Klenow
  • Steve Poloni
  • Courtney Delmege

Note:  The Mayor and Manager are ex officio members of all City boards, committees and commissions.