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City Council

Pursuant to the Highland Park Charter, Chapters 5 and 6, the City Council of Highland Park is comprised of 5 members each elected to a four-year term. The council exercises all of the legislative powers of the city, except as otherwise stated by law, and provides for the public’s peace and health, and for the safety of persons and property.


The council meets in regular session in the established Council Chamber on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The Highland Park City Clerk provides an agenda of business to be considered at each regular Council meeting, and except, when this rule is waived by the affirmative vote of three members of council, no item of business may be placed on the agenda unless notice thereof was filed in the office of the Clerk by noon on the third working day proceeding each Friday before the regular meeting. A quorum is reached when there are at least 3 council members to transact the business of the city. In the absence of a full quorum, the meeting can be adjourned until such time as a quorum has been reached. Click here to view the 2019 meeting schedule. The Reference page has an archive of council minutes and agendas.

Members 2016 - 2019

Councilman Patrick
Rodney Patrick
Council President
(313) 585-4777
Areas of Focus: Light Rail, Historic District(s),
Business Development
Councilwoman McDonald
Glenda McDonald
Council President Pro Tem
Areas of Focus: Community Resources, Youth In Government
Councilwoman Lewis
Norma Lewis
Council Member
(313) 868-1433
Areas of Focus: General Information, Senior Citizens, Water, and DAAA
Councilman Woodward
Christopher Woodard
Council Member
(313) 645-2282/(313) 869-4575
Area of Focus: Water

Council Member - Kendrich
Kendrich Bates
Council Member