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River Rouge


City Hall: 10600 W. Jefferson Ave., River Rouge, MI 48218; 1-313-842-4200  

Origin of name:  After the river along which it is located.

Area:  2.4 square miles

Population:  7,676

Major employer:  U.S. Steel-Great Lakes Works

Web Address:


Mayor: Michael Bowdler; 1-313-842-4200  

Clerk: Patricia Johnson; 1-313-842-5604  

Treasurer: Dennis Cora; 1-313-842-5602  

Assessor: Kameelah Pasha; 1-313-842-7822  

Commission: Karen Ward (mayor pro tem), Patty Campbell, Daniel Cooney, Derek Perry, Percy Pierce Jr. and Mark Pruneau.  

Constables: Ellis Houghton and Dennis Shiels  
Terms of all elected officials expire in 2018 whereupon all terms will expire in four years. The general election is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.


Police Chief: Deborah Price; 1-313-842-8700  

Fire Chief: Roberto Cruz; 1-313-841-0360  

Building: Troy Newman; 1-313-842-4209  

Community Development: Karl Laub; 1-313-842-4203  

Finance: Kelly Burke; 1-313-842-4803  

Public Works: William Campbell; 1-313-842-6482  

Water: Chris Beaudrie; 1-313-842-4803