Now Accepting Applications for Temporary Mayoral Appointment

August 19, 2019

With Mayor Dave Coulter’s resignation following his appointment to the position of Oakland County Executive, Ferndale City Council will now consider applicants to fill his vacancy.

The designated appointee will serve as Ferndale’s Mayor through the end of the year—which coincides with the end of Coulter’s term—after which the candidate elected in the November 5 election will assume the position and begin a new two-year term.

To be considered for this temporary Mayoral appointment, please complete the digital application. Resumes and/or letters of intent are also encouraged and can be sent directly to the City Clerk, Marne McGrath, at Applications will be accepted between August 19 and September 3 at 4:00 p.m.

City Council will review applications and are expected to make an appointment recommendation at their regular September 9 meeting.

If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 248-546-4366 or email


Kara Sokol

Communications Director