Highland Park is governed under the council-mayor
form of government wherein an elected mayor is the
chief executive and administrative officer of the
city, and the council is legislative body. The
mayor appoints city officers such as the city
attorney, the director of community and economic
development, finance director, and the water
department director, though, the council has the
power to refuse or accept the appointments.
The city council consist of five members
elected at-large who serve terms of four years.
The highest vote-getter becomes council president
for that term.
Highland Park is a city in
in the State of
Michigan. The population was 11,776 at the
2010 Census. The city is completely surrounded
by Detroit except for a small portion that touches
the city of Hamtramck, which is also surrounded by
Detroit. - Wikipedia
The city of Highland Park is drastically
changing. The Community and Economic
Development is working closely with other governing
entities, ssuch as the State of Michigan and Wayne
County, and also partners with the Highland Park Tax
Increment Finance Authority (TIFA). Highand
Park is transforming every day and is aiming to
prevent urban deterioration and encourage economic
Highland Park is a community rich in heritage.
Like many communities across America, Highland Park
is discovering new possibilities as it reinvents
itself in the post-industrial age. Over $300
million in new commercial, industrial and
residential development has been invested in the
city in the last decade, positioning Highland Park
as a vibrant community for the future.
There are 300 businesses in Highland Park, which
benefit from the city's central location to metro
Detroit. The new commercial possibilities
along Woodward Avenue allow businesses to join 35
other successfully operating national and regional
retailers - City of Highland Park, Community &
See the City Charter
for more details on the City’s government structure.
View the City's Master Plan