After nine years serving as Mayor of Ferndale, Dave Coulter will not be running for another term.
He announced this decision at the State of the City Address Tuesday, April 16, at the Rust Belt Market. Mayor Coulter previously served as County Commissioner.
The State of the City address included many of the city’s most recent successes, including the review of the Police Department, improvements in civic tech, the start of construction for the mixed use parking deck known as “the dot,” as well as business and development news.
He also talked about the changes the City has seen since 2009, before the prosperity the community is currently experiencing.
” … I’ve made the decision not to run this November for another term. I say this to you tonight with a lot of mixed emotions. This has been—and I mean this sincerely—the most amazing job and one of the great honors of my life. Not even a job, really, because it’s been such a joy and a privilege working for this city and its residents. Serving as your mayor has been exciting, educational, meaningful, and yes, sometimes really stressful—but overall one of the most rewarding experiences I could imagine. I’ve done my best to live up to the responsibility you placed in me, and I hope I’ve made a difference.”
Click here to watch the full video, courtesy of the Oakland County Times .