Meet The People Who Represent You

Meet The People Who Represent You: Lipton, Gregory & Coulter Each Hosting a March Outreach

(Crystal A. Proxmire, 3/11/2011)


Officials at various levels of government are having events to reach out to Ferndale residents this month.  State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton, State Senator Vincent Gregory and Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter all have upcoming events scheduled.


Ellen Cogen Lipton (March 14)


Ellen Cogen Lipton, who represents the 27th District in the State House of Representatives, will be hosting a Coffee Hour from 4:30pm – 6pm at AJ’s Café (240 W. 9 Mile).  Lipton regularly holds coffee hours at AJs so that she can hear from residents in person.


Lipton, who lives in Huntington Woods, works in Lansing on behalf of people from Berkley, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods and part of Oak Park.  She is a Democrat who is currently in her second term. Lipton also encourages residents to sign up for her e-newsletter, which she uses to provide brief updates of her work at the Capitol and in the community. To sign up, send your e-mail address to, or visit her Web site at


Vincent Gregory (March 16)

State Senator Vincent Gregory, a Democrat from Southfield, will be at the Ferndale Public Library on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Gregory represents the 35th District, including Farmington Hills, Farmington, Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, and Hazel Park.  There will be coffee and a chance to talk with Gregory about state and community issues.

Find out more about Gregory at



Dave Coulter (March 31)

Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter, who is currently serving a one-year term after being appointed by City Council, will be having a Meet-and-Greet event with The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce on March 31 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  The event will be held at Dinos and is open to the public, at a cost of $15.


The evening will include appetizers and a cash bar, as well as, a fun game show competition between City officials and Ferndale Area Chamber staff and Board Members. Upon completion of the show, Mayor Coulter will say a few words and then take questions from the audience.  This will also be a great opportunity for you to meet the Interim City Manager, Mark Wollenweber, and the City’s new Economic & Community Development Director, Derek Delacourt.  RSVP in advance by emailing


Elected officials often hold coffees and public meetings.  Please look for such meetings, and other educational and/or fun events, at

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