2017 Candidate Interview: Melanie Macey for Royal Oak City Commission

2017 Candidate Interview: Melanie Macey for Royal Oak City Commission

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2017)

Royal Oak, MI – Melanie Macey is one of five candidates running for three seats on the Royal Oak City Commission on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot.  Also running are Sharlan Douglas, Kim Gibbs, Richard Karlowski, and David Poulton.

Macey has lived in Royal Oak for 13 years.  She has experience as an IT manager for Chrysler, a law degree from University of Michigan, as a legal aid attorney, a volunteer mediator, and currently as a University of Michigan Government and Public Interest Advisor. She serves on the Library Board and is involved in many activities in Royal Oak Schools.

Among the issues important to her, Macey said, “I really want to bring the focus back to the neighborhoods.  I think that’s where people’s concerns are and that’s when I knock on people’s doors that’s what they’re talking to me about – the city services they’re experiencing and the quality of that, and the quickness and responsiveness of that.  And then also the parks, the green areas. I’m pretty involved in the soccer fields and the baseball fields as well, so I see a lot of our parks with our kids. That’s a real boon for us that we have these parks. And we’re having this new Normandy Oaks project which I think will be a unique place for us to have. I’m excited about the citizen engagement for that.”

Hear more of what Macey had to say:

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