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SteveManorSteven L. Manor - City Council

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 Highlander Way 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 2023

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.
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 2023

jan loburJan Lobur - Mayor Pro Tem

Jan is proud to call Howell her home 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, Livingston County Parks and Open Spaces Committee and the City of Howell Planning Commission .

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 a Preservation and Design Award for Property Improvement in the City.  Jan was appointed to the Council in 2015 and elected in 2017.  She is a strong believer in life-long learning and being active and supportive of her community.  She believes that politics have no place in City government and fiscal responsibility and open communication with Howell residents is a priority.  Jan is proud that our City was chosen to receive the Great American Main Street Award which proves that Howell is a great place to live and work. 

Jan is married, has three children and three granddaughters.  She loves to be outside, host family gatherings and travel when possible.

Term expires November 2021

Jeanette2Jeannette Ambrose - City Council

Jeannette moved to Howell in 2002 where she lives with her husband of 34 years and the father of her two children.  She has been actively engaged with Howell City governance and volunteering for over 15 years. 

Jeannette was appointed to the Howell City Council September 5th, 2018 and currently sits on the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority (HAPRA) Board as well.  Jeannette previously served on Howell’s Planning Commission, Howell’s Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as the Design Committee of Howell’s Downtown Development Authority. 

In addition, Jeannette supports her daughter’s high school robotics team and enjoys reading, boating, snowboarding, hiking, and architecture.

Jeannette describes her priorities as fiscal responsibility; open communications and engagement with residents; working towards practical, collaborative solutions to real problems; and preserving the unique character of Howell as a special place to live and work.  

Term expires November 2021

Randy3Randy Greene - City Council

Randy lives and works in the City of Howell.  He moved to Livingston County in 2007 and to the City of Howell where he lives with his wife and two young children.  Randy has enjoyed serving the community in a number of ways including Treasurer of the Howell DDA for two terms, Treasurer of Main Street Inc. for one term, Board Member of Livingston Promise and various volunteer activities with Livingston County United Way.  Randy describes his main priority as spending time with and taking care of his family.  He currently coaches his son's Robotics Team at Voyager Elementary School.  He enjoys traveling, water skiing, baseball and racquetball.  

Randy has a BA Degree in Bible and Christian Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University and a Masters of Ministry Degree from Kentucky Christian College.  Randy is dually employed.  He has worked at First National Bank in Howell since 1999, currently in a Vice President capacity as Retail Banking Administrator.  He also is the Preaching Minister at Tri County Christian Church in Fenton Michigan, a position that he has enjoyed since August 1990.

Randy was appointed to the City Council on October 8, 2018, expressing an interest and concern for long-term city financing and infrastructure.   

Term expires November 2021

Hertrich_PictureNikolas Hertrich - City Council

Nikolas Hertrich is a lifelong resident of Howell. Nikolas and his family moved to downtown Howell over 3 decades ago. Following his graduation from Howell High School he attended Michigan State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Physical Science (Mathematics, Physics, and Earth Science) and a minor in Mathematics.

Nikolas is currently employed by the State of Michigan working in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, Michigan Underground Storge Tank Authority as an environmental quality analyst. Prior to becoming a civil servant Nikolas was an environmental consultant who managed environmental cleanups at underground storage tank sites across the Midwest.

In addition to having volunteered at various community activities, for the past four years Nikolas has served as a member of the Capital Improvement and Rate Advisory Board (CIRAB). In his free time Nikolas enjoys working on the 100+ year old house he shares with his wife Brandy, two dogs Maynard and Allister, cat Gracin, and two turtles Potter and Bob.

Nikolas is very grateful for his February 8, 2021, appointment to the Council and he is looking forward to the opportunity to gain a better understanding of local government and is excited to better serve the community.

Term expires November 2023