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2024 Finance Review Committee

The citizen-led Finance Review Committee will study the impacts of the City’s Headlee override millage and how its 2025 expiration would impact general operations and a proposed long-term facilities prioritization plan.

Committee Materials

All of the committee's previous agendas and minutes are available for review. 

CONTACT

2024 Finance Committee

300 E. Nine Mile Ferndale, MI, 48220

248-546-2525

Mission and Work

The citizen-led Finance Review Committee, appointed by Mayor Melanie Piana in August 2023, will study the impacts of the City’s Headlee override millage and how its 2025 expiration would impact general operations and a proposed long-term facilities prioritization plan. The group has been asked to study and advise on the following questions while considering cost of living via property tax bill impacts:  

  • How might a millage renewal sustain current staffing and service levels​? 
  • How might a non-renewal impact current staffing and service levels​?
  • How might a millage renewal impact facilities progress​? 

Committee Members

Mayor Piana selected nine members and one alternate to serve on the Finance Review Committee. Those selected out of 27 total applicants were chosen to represent a broad spectrum of life and professional experience—newer to more seasoned homeowners; home renters; experience serving on the Facilities Task Force and attending the City’s civics 101 course, Fern & Learn; and career experience ranging from finance and tax specialists to facilities management and contracting. The members are:

  • Quinn Zeagler, Committee Chair 
    Quinn brings experience as a key member of the 2022 Facilities Task Force, Chair of the Ferndale Environmental and Sustainability Commission, and professional experience with facilities and energy efficiency standards.
  • David Hoppe, Committee Vice Chair
    David brings robust experience in finance and taxes, with his current role as the National Tax Director for Valeo North America, and years serving as a certified public accountant. 
  • Kate Baker 
  • Brook Ciambelli 
  • Kimberly Lennex 
  • Jeffrey Loftus 
  • Alvita Lozano 
  • Kyle Savoie 
  • Dale Vigliarolo 
  • Simrit Jhita, Alternate  
  • Greg Pawlica, City Council Liaison