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City Hall: 3100 Oakwood Blvd., Melvindale, MI 48122; 1-313-429-1040  

Origin of name:  After early land developer Melvin Wilkerson.

Area:  2.7 square miles

Population:  10,480

Major employer:  Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools

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Mayor: Stacy Striz; 1-313-429-1051  

Clerk: Diana Zarazua; 1-313-429-1052  

Treasurer: Kalley Hess; 1-313-429-1065  

Council: Wheeler Marsee (mayor pro tem), Nicole Barnes, David Cybulski, Steven Densmore; Michelle Land and Carl Lovet.  
Terms of all elected officials will expire in 2019. The general election is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.


Administrator/Finance: Richard Ortiz; 1-313-429-1059  

Interim Police Chief: John Allen; 1-313-429-1070  

Fire Chief: Joseph Murray; 1-313-943-2841  

Community Center: Jackie Daniels; 4300 S. Dearborn; 1-313-914-2178  

Parks and Recreation: Jake Wolan; 4300 S. Dearborn; 1-313-908-4130  

Public Works, Building and Safety: Larrie Ordus; 1-313-715-1557  

Senior citizen housing: Cynthia Telfer, Coogan Terrace, 3501 Oakwood Blvd.; 1-313-429-1095  

Senior Programs: Sandra Law; 4300 S. Dearborn; 1-313-914-2178