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City Commissioners

Mayor Elaine McLain
ElainMcClainColor (1)Elaine McLain, Mayor
Appointed Mayor November 2023
Elected November, 2021
E-mail: emclain@bhamgov.org
Past Boards/Appointments:
  • Appointed to the Retirees Health Care Fund, 2023
  • Appointed to the Retirement Board, 2023
  • Appointed Mayor Pro Tem November 2022
  • Women Officials Network Foundation: Executive Board Member, 2023
  • Michigan Municipal League: Transportation/Infrastructure/Telecommunications Committee Member, 2023
  • City Commissioner, 2021
  • Chairman, Birmingham Area Cable Board, 2006-2021
  • Officer/Municipal Advocate, Michigan Chapter:  National Association of Telecommunication  Officers and Advisors 2010-2020
  • Founding At Large Member and Secretary, Michigan Community Media Alliance, 2020-2021
  • NEXT Director/Member 2015-2021
Current Affiliations:
  • 2023 Detroit FBI Citizens Academy Graduate 
  • Next Director/Member
  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Driver
  • Women Officials Network
  • Veteran Agent AFLAC, Life and Health Licensed
  • Independent OPTAVIA Health Coach
  • Psychiatric RN, BSN
Mayor Pro Tem Katie Schafer
Schafer 2Katie Schafer, Commissioner  
Appointed Mayor Pro Tem, 2023
Elected November, 2021
E-mail: kschafer@bhamgov.org

Past Boards/Appointments
  • Appointed to the Retirement Board, 2023
  • Multi-Modal Transportation Board, 2017-2021
  • Ad-Hoc Unimproved Streets Committee, 2018-2020
Current affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association
  • Women Officials Network
Commissioner Clinton Baller
Clinton BallerClinton Baller, Commissioner
Elected November, 2019
E-mail: cballer@bhamgov.org

Past Boards/Appointments
  • Appointed to the Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority
Current affiliations
Commissioner Andrew Haig
Haig 1Andrew Haig, Commissioner 
Elected November, 2021
Email:  ahaig@bhamgov.org

Past Boards/Appointments
  • Multi-Modal Transportation Board, 2020 - 2021
Current affiliations
Commissioner Brad Host
Brad HostBrad Host, Commissioner 
Elected November, 2019
Email: bhost@bhamgov.org

Past Boards/Appointments  
  • Board of Directors- Cranbrook Schools Alumni Association
  • Lifetime Member- Economic Club of Detroit 
  • Board Member- Michigan PGA Advisory Board 
  • Board Member- Advisory Board Detroit Area Council B.S.A.
  • Board Member- Birmingham YMCA 
  • Vice President- Quarton PTA 
  • Board Member- Birmingham Youth Assistance 
  • Board Member- Task Force/Race Relations & Cultural Diversity
  • Co-Founder- Quarton Lake Neighborhood Association
  • Trustee- Birmingham Board of Education 
  • Co-Founder- Birmingham Education Foundation 
  • Board Chair- Advisory Board Horizon's Upward Bound 
  • Board Chair- Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit 
  • Board Chair-Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Foundation
  • Coach Birmingham Little League Soccer
  • Coach Birmingham Little League Baseball
Current affiliations

Commissioner Anthony Long
Anthony Long, CommissionerLong Anthony headshot 20231113
Elected November, 2023
Email: along@bhamgov.org

Past Boards/Appointments

  • Multi Modal Transportation Board
Current affiliations

Commissioner Therese Longe
Therese LongeTherese Longe, Commissioner 
Elected November, 2019 
Email: tlonge@bhamgov.org

Past Boards/Appointments:
  • Mayor, 2021 & 2022
  • Mayor Pro Tem, 2019 & 2020
  • Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board, 2004 – 2019, nine terms as Chair
  • Parks Master Plan Sub-Committee, 2012, 2018
  • Barnum Center Steering Committee
  • Ad Hoc Barnum Steering Committee
  • Ad Hoc Joint Venture Committee
  • YMCA-Birmingham Ad Hoc Joint Venture Committee
  • Shain Park Parking Study Committee
Current Affiliations:
  • Children’s Foundation – Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations and Senior Program Officer
  • Women Officials Network
  • Named a Crain's Detroit Business Notable Women in Nonprofits 2018