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Ecorse

GENERAL INFORMATION

City Hall: 3869 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, MI 48229; 1-313-386-2520  
Origin of name:  Ecorse is the oldest Downriver community. The original "ribbon farms" granted by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac to French pioneers extended from above Lake St. Clair to the Ecorse River. The village, which later became Ecorse, first was called "Grand Port." It was established on a Wyandot Indian site and burial ground at the close of the War of 1812. The eventual name, Ecorse, came from its location at the mouth of a little stream known to the French as "Riviere Aux Echorches" (Bark River) because of the number of birch trees along the banks where Indians made their canoes and wigwams.
Area:  2.7 square miles
Major employer:  U.S. Steel-Great Lakes Works
Population:  9,343
Web Address: www.ecorsemi.gov

CITY OFFICIALS

Mayor: Lamar Tidwell; 1-313-386-2410  
Clerk: Dana Hughes; 1-313-386-2520, ext. 4  
Treasurer: Doris Young; 1-313-386-2520 ext. 3  
Council: Brenda Banks, Nathaniel Elem, Robert Hellar Jr., Gary Sammons and Donald Agee Jr.; 1-313-386-2410  
Terms of all elected officials will expire in 2017. The general election is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

CITY DEPARTMENTS

Assessor: Robert Hellar Sr.; 1-313-386-2400  
Building: Jim Wright; 1-313-386-3636  
City Attorney: Logan, Huchla and Wycoff Law Firm (313) 386-2410; 1-313-294-3728  
Constables: George Hughes and Rashad Jones  
Public Works: Kevin Lawrence; 1-313-294-3731  
Recreation: Joe Passalacqua; 1-313-598-4766  

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