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Mayor and Council Overview

Mayor Ken RothKen Roth, Mayor
Term expires on 11/12/19

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Ken was elected Mayor of Northville in November, 2015. Prior to that he had been elected to the Northville Board of Education for 12 1/2 years. Ken is an attorney and has been a small business owner and operator.

He moved to Northville, with his wife Amy, in 1997. Ken and Amy are avid outdoor enthusiasts, cross country ski race competitively, and help organize and run South Michigan’s only Nordic ski race.

Ken is currently the City liaison for the Conference of Western Wayne, 35th District Court, the Northville/Plymouth Fire Advisory Board, and the South Oakland County Mayors’ Association. He serves on the Northville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Northville Educational Foundation. 

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 Nancy Darga, Council MemberNancy Darga, Mayor Pro Tem
516 N. Center St.
248-380-6820
Term expires on 11/12/19

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Elected to Northville City Council in November 2007, Nancy Darga has been a resident of Northville since 1995.  Nancy has served on the Northville Parks and Recreation Commission for over 10 years, served on the Design Committee of the Northville Strategic Plan, and is a board member of the Northville Historical Society.  She is a founding member of the Friends of the Rouge, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Motor City National Heritage Area.  She is a licensed Landscape Architect, was previously Chief of Design for Wayne County Parks for 25 years before retiring in 2003, and is President of Fortunate Land Planning and Design.  She is married to Michael Darga and has two children, daughter Anna and son Alex. 

 

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Council Member Sam EkongSam Ekong, Council Member
1026 Elmsmere Drive
248-388-7903
Term expires on 11/8/21

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Sam Ekong, elected to the City Council in November 2013, has been a resident of Northville since 2005. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, and a Master’s degree in Industrial/ Systems engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Sam has over 30 years of experience in Engineering and Management, and for the past seven years has been supporting the DOD as a contractor. He currently serves as the Council’s liaison to the Economic Development Corporation, the Housing Commission, and the Senior Advisory Council. He is also a published author and a licensed builder. He is married to Lavinia who is a clinical psychologist, and has one daughter. He enjoys traveling, reading, and meeting people.

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Council Member Patrick GiesaPatrick Giesa, Council Member
Term expires on 11/8/21

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Patrick Giesa, a resident of Northville since 1998, was elected to City Council in November 2017. He serves on the Board Commissions Selection Committee, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Liquor License Review Committee and Northville’s Senior Advisory Council.

Giesa earned a technical degree in computer engineering with a minor in accounting from North Idaho College. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Now retired, he enjoyed a 42-year career in the computer industry.

Active in the community, he served five years on the board of directors for Northville Rotary and was president of the club in 2016. He was a mentor in Northville’s Youth Assistance program and served on Northville’s Non-Motorized Advisory Committee.

Giesa is a widower with two adult children and five grandchildren. Among his many interests, he enjoys hiking, bicycling, winter sports and cooking.

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Marilyn Price, Council MemberMarilyn Price, Council Member
21485 Silchester Ct.
Northville, MI 48167
248-347-8895
Term expires on 11/12/19

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Marilyn Price, elected to City Council in November 2015, has been a resident of Northville since 1993. She serves as Council liaison to Northville Youth Assistance, Senior Advisory Council, Personnel Committee, Board and Commission Selection Committee, and the Liquor License Review Committee. Marilyn has a BS in Ed, and an MA from Central Michigan University and an EdD in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University. Past community service includes 8 ½ yrs on the Northville Board of Education, 12 yrs on Northville Youth Assistance, and 14 yrs in Mothers’ Club of Northville.

Prior to moving to Northville, Marilyn spent 12 years as a staff member and Asst Director at the University Counseling Ctr at Binghamton University. She and her husband Don and have two sons, Daniel and Will.