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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


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