Sean P. Ballantine is the Director of Public Services. Sean was hired as a seasonal parks laborer in 2002, and a full-time Equipment Operator I in 2007. He was further promoted to Equipment Operator II in 2012, Analyst/Planner in 2015, Public Works Supervisor in 2021, Deputy Director/Interim Director of Public Services in March of 2023, and appointed to his current position a month later. Prior to the start of his full-time career with the City, Sean was pursuing a career in culinary arts, which remains a favorite hobby.
Sean has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, an S-3 Waterworks System Operator license, and holds a commercial drivers license class B with air brake and tanker endorsements. He has attended multiple multi-day management and public works training seminars, including the Michigan Public Service Institute (years 1 and 2) and the basic and advanced Management and Supervisory Leadership Training Program through the Public Utilities and Waterworks Management Institute. As he moved up through the ranks, Sean has worked in every division of the DPS, physically performing every task the DPS is responsible for.
Sean is a Madison Heights lifer, and has an extremely high level of personal pride in his work and City.