Mayor Pro Tem

Raylon Leaks-May

Raylon Leaks-May has been a Ferndale resident for twenty-five years,  serving in a variety of instrumental professional roles within the  community. She brings to City Council a history of successful  communication and collaboration with local leaders, as well as  extensive strategic planning and government policy experience.

 A former insurance professional and small-business proprietor, Leaks-  May most recently served on the Ferndale Schools Board of Education  as a trustee and treasurer. Working with the organization for more than  three years, she had roles with the Strategic Planning Committee,  Finance Committee, Operations Committee, and Governance  Committee. Additionally, Leaks-May has a history of strong support and involvement with community organizations, including board member roles with the Ferndale Education Foundation, Citizens for a Fair Ferndale, and the Women Officials Network. She owns a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Madonna University.

Leaks-May says she looks forward to furthering the City of Ferndale in the areas of smart development, inclusive collaboration, and multi-generational vision—including ensuring strong housing plans for individuals of all ages; resident health and development via improved parks, recreation, and roadways; a whole-city approach to business and transportation growth and development; and a voice for underrepresented individuals in critical decision-making. 

Elected November 2019
Term 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023

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Ferndale City Hall
300 E. Nine Mile Rd. 
Ferndale, MI 48220