Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Burns

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Contact Information

Carolyn Burns

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Oak Park
14000 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 691-7553
Cell: (313) 647-1408
Fax: (248) 691-7171
Email: cburns@oakparkmi.gov



About Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Burns

City Council Position

Appointed Mayor Pro Tem, November 2015
Elected to City Council, November 2013

Boards and Commission Appointments
Ethnic Advisory Commission
Recreation Advisory Board
Recycling and Environmental Conservation Commission
Planning Commission

Residency
Resident of Oak Park since 2000

Family
Hershey, the Cocker Spaniel, 15 years old

Professional
Executive Administrator, 25 years in public service and administration

  • Chief of Staff to State Representative Thomas F. Stallworth, III, Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, Mich., 2011-2015
  • Office Manager/Grant Administrator, Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan, Detroit, Mich., 2006
  • Senior Collector, JPMorgan Chase, Detroit, Mich., 2006-2011
  • Manager of Credit Collections, Michcon Gas Co./DTE Energy, Detroit, Mich., 1994-2006

College/Credentials 

  • Certified Grant Writer, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, or SEMCOG, 2015
  • MS Global Operations and Project Management, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich., 2013
  • BBA, Management Cum Laude, Sienna Heights University, Adrian, Mich., 2010
  • Associates of Business Administration, Oakland Community College, Royal, Oak, Mich., 2004

Civic Involvement

  • Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, Southfield, Mich., 1998 to Present