Who's Who

City Attorney

larryshermanLarry H. Sherman has served as the Madison Heights City Attorney since January, 1987. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College in 1974 and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Michigan in 1977. He is a Principal in the Law Firm of Sherman & Sherman, P.C. As City Attorney, Larry is the chief legal advisor to the City Council, City Manager and all Department Heads. He represents the City in most civil and criminal matters. During his career, Larry has performed municipal legal work for the following communities: Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Walled Lake, Sylvan Lake, Taylor, Melvindale and Redford. In addition to municipal law, his practice concentrates on real estate, general civil litigation, and criminal and traffic defense matters. Larry is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association and is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal Courts. 

City Clerk

printzCheryl E. Printz was appointed City Clerk in April 2014.  Prior to joining Madison Heights, Cheryl was the City Clerk for Berkley, and was formerly Director of Elections for Macomb County. Cheryl holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.  Cheryl is recognized by the State of Michigan as a Certified Municipal Clerk, and brings nearly twenty years of municipal experience to the City.



City Engineer
germainTimothy L. Germain, P.E. began his engineering career in 1992 with the firm of Nowak & Fraus Engineers of Royal Oak, Michigan. He has served in the capacity of design engineer, project engineer, project manager, and Assistant City Engineer for the City of Madison Heights since joining Nowak and Fraus.

Mr. Germain became a principal in the firm in 2005 and currently serves as a Vice President in charge of Land Development Consulting Services. With over 14 years of experience in the civil engineering field of public sector consulting and private sector development, Tim's expertise includes the planning, design and administration of residential, commercial, office, retail and industrial developments.

Mr. Germain holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. He holds professional engineer licenses in both Michigan and Ohio. Mr. Germain also serves the City of Huntington Woods in the capacity of Consulting City Engineer.

City Manager

myersBenjamin I. Myers, was appointed City Manager effective March 1, 2013.  He was originally hired by the City in July 1992 as the Assistant City Manager and was promoted to Deputy City Manager in March 2006.  In 1985, Mr. Myers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Franklin and Marshall College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Myers earned the Master of Governmental Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Prior to coming to Madison Heights, he served as the Assistant to the City Manager and Director of Personnel and Special Projects for the City of Garden City, Michigan. Mr. Myers is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and holds the Credentialed Manager designation.

Community Development (CDD)

DSCJames T. Schafer, AICP, Community Development Director, has worked for Madison Heights since 1999. Prior to Madison Heights, he worked for Washtenaw County and Waterford Township, and as a private planning consultant for communities throughout southeast Michigan. Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in land use analysis and political science, and his Masters of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association, and the Michigan Association of Planning. Jim is also an adjunct instructor in the EMU Masters of Public Administration Program.

Department of Public Services

DPS Director Joseph G  VitaliJoseph G. Vitali  Joseph G. Vitali is the Director of Public Services.  Joe was hired as a Parks Maintenance I employee for the City in 2001 and received promotions to Equipment Operator III, Streets & Facilities Coordinator, and Public Works Supervisor prior to his current position.  Joe works directly for the City Manager in overseeing the following divisions: Recreation, Water and Sewer, Streets, Motor Pool, Parks, Custodial and Building Maintenance, Senior Citizens, Nature Center, and Solid Waste .  In 2014, Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baker College graduating Summa Cum Laude.  Joe has been a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Commercial Pesticide Applicator for over 10 years and has held a Waterworks System Operator (S-4) Classification since 2009.  Joe serves as a liaison with the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Senior Center  Advisory Board, and Oakland County Parks and Recreation operations of the Red Oaks Nature Center/Youth Soccer Complex. Joe is also an active member of the South Oakland County Public Works Association (SOCPWA).

Finance / Deputy City Manager 

MarshMelissa Marsh, was hired in April 2005 as the Finance Director/Treasurer and was promoted to Director of Administrative Services in March 2006. She was promoted to Assistant City Manager for Administrative Services in 2012, and to Deputy City Manager for Administrative Services in 2013. Melissa served as Human Resource Director and Webmaster as well as overseeing several other departments such as IT, City Clerk's Office, Library and Finance. In July, 2009 she returned to the Finance Director in the capacity of Director of Administrative Services, still overseeing IT, Clerk, Library and Finance.

Melissa received the Master of Accountancy degree from Walsh College in Troy Michigan in 2004.  She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Finance from Tusculum College, in Tennessee. Melissa  is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association (MPELRA) and the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA).  Prior to coming to Madison Heights, she served as the Finance/Human Resource Director for Harrison Township, Michigan.

Fire Department

LelitoGreg Lelito, was appointed as Fire Chief on January 1, 2012.  Fire Chief Greg Lelito has been a member of the Madison Heights Fire Department since 1997.  Prior to joining the department, he started his career with the City of Utica in 1991, as a paid-on-call firefighter.  In 1996, he was hired as a full-time firefighter with the City of Atlanta, Georgia.  Greg has a Certificate in Fire Science from Macomb Community College.  He has his paramedic license, Haz-Mat Technician and Tech Rescue Technician certifications.  He is a member of the Oakway Hazardous Material Team, Oakway Tech Rescue Team.  Greg was promoted to Sergeant in 2007, and on January 1, 2012 he was promoted to Fire Chief.  He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University Staff and Command school.

Library


yermanRoslyn Yerman, Library Director, received her bachelor’s degree in English and her Master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University. She began her tenure with the City of Madison Heights in 1987, serving as Head Reference Librarian prior to her appointment as Interim Library Director in 1995. She assumed the position on a permanent basis in December of 1995. Yerman comes to her position with a wide variety of library experience in both the academic and public library fields. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Michigan Library Association, and holds a Librarian’s Permanent Professional Certificate.


Police

haines Chief of Police Corey Haines has been a member of the Madison Heights Police Department since 1992. During his career as a patrol officer he has been assigned to the Accident Investigation Team Member, Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit, Speical Investigations Unit and the K-9 Unit. His experience as a command officer include: Road Patrol Sergeant, Detective Bureau Commander, and Unit Commander. Chief Haines is a gradute of the Eastern University's Police Staff and Command and he received a Bachelor Degree from Saginaw Valley University in Criminal Justice/Public Administration.

Purchasing / Human Resources

misczakAmy J. Misczak is the Purchasing Coordinator as well as Human Resources Director.  Amy was hired as the City’s Personnel Assistant in 1998.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1991 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Prior to joining the City, Amy was extensively involved in human resources while working in hotel management.  She was promoted to Purchasing and Personnel Coordinator in 2004, and to Human Resources Director in 2010.