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SteveManorSteven L. Manor - Mayor Pro Tem

Steve Manor, a teacher who retired from the Howell Public Schools in 1998, was elected to the city council in 1999. Steve earned his Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1963 and began his 34+ year teaching career on the west side of the state. In 1966 Steve accepted a teaching position in Howell in the old Michigan Avenue school on the site where the U.S. Post Office building is currently located. Later he taught at the Highlanderway Middle School and then the High School. Steve and his family moved into the city in 1969.

In 2000 Steve was appointed Mayor Pro Tem. Currently, he serves as chair of the Howell Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and as Howell's delegate to the South East Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). At SEMCOG Steve serves on the Executive Committee as Livingston County's city/village representative and as Vice Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee.

Steve is active with the Howell Area Youth Assets Coalition and with the Livingston 2001 Diversity Council. He is currently working as one of three co-chairs of the Howell Skate Park Committee.  Steve's hobbies include golf, camping, traveling, and reading. He is married with two grown children.

Term expires November 2019

BobEllis smallRobert Ellis - City Council

Bob Ellis was unanimously appointed to the Howell City Council on 3/23/15 to complete the remaining portion of Al Schlittler's term following his resignation.  Bob was previously the Treasurer of the Howell Downtown Development Authority and served on the DDA Board and Business Development Committee for three years. He and his wife, Shelley, live downtown on Grand River Avenue in a historic house built in 1910. 
Bob is a retired physician who held board certifications in pediatrics, hematology/oncology, and psychiatry.  He earned his MD at Wayne State and has a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA.  He had a psychiatry practice in downtown Howell and was a member of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce until his retirement in July 2014.  He is a retired Air Force Colonel who served on active military duty for over 21 years.  His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.  He is an active member of the Howell Rotary Club and he volunteers at numerous community events.  His main priorities are community development, infrastructure improvement and fiscal responsibility. 
Term expires November 2019

Jeff Hansen NewJeffrey Hansen - City Council

After receiving my Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan in 1990, I become a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) practitioner and have been helping my clients develop and manage their financial goals for over 24 years. 

I have taught financial classes at several community colleges in Michigan and am often invited to speak to various institutions about financial planning.  

I live in Howell, Michigan with my wife, Kelly, and our two children. My hobbies include cycling, skiing, endurance training, and hunting.

 Term expires November 2017

MichaelMulvahillMichael Mulvahill- City Council 

Michael and his wife Dorothy moved to the Howell Township area in 1998 then relocated to the City of Howell in 2002. Michael was appointed to the DDA Board in February of 2014 and also the Design Committee. He has volunteered for Pink Party, Livingston County United Way Day of Caring and a crewmember for a local balloon pilot at Balloon Fest.

Michael is employed by SiteOne Landscape Supply as an Outside Sales Representative.  Prior to his current employment he was a landscape designer for Outdoor Living Inc., in Lansing, Mi.  He holds an Associates Degree in Landscape Architecture and Associates in Sign Language Interpreting.  

Both Michael and Dorothy enjoy living in the City and walking downtown to the many events Howell has to offer. In his free time Michael enjoys working on their 1890’s Victorian home and fishing.

Term expires November 2019

JanLobur smallJan Lobur - City Council

Jan has lived in Howell since 1976 and has been active in the community having been appointed to the Howell Public Schools Board of Education, the Livingston County Courthouse Historical Advisory Committee and the Livingston County Parks and Open Spaces Committee. 

Jan received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and works at LACASA in Howell.  She is a former downtown business owner and co-recipient of the 2007 Preservation and Design Award for Property Improvement in the City. 

Jan was appointed to the City Council on March 23, 2015, and looks forward to many years of being involved with the City.  Jan’s hobbies include reading, traveling, fly-fishing, hiking and spending time with her husband, John, their three adult children and granddaughters Eliza and Sophia. 

Term expires November, 2017

CnclNiblockScott Niblock - City Council

Scott Niblock has lived in Howell for over 20 years, and is a fourth generation Howell resident. He is a graduate of Howell Public Schools. He also holds a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University and a Masters degree from Central Michigan University.

Scott’s professional career includes many years in the Payroll / Human Resource industry. Currently, he is a sales representative for Ultimate Software, which is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and is a leader in web-based payroll and employee management solutions. His office is located in downtown Howell.  Scott was elected to City Council in 2005 and looks forward to many years of being involved with the City. Some of Scott’s hobbies include golf, reading, and woodworking / home improvements. He is married and has one daughter.

Term expires November 2017