WALTER J. PRUSIEWICZ
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN 48127
HOURS: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
PHONE: (313) 791-3430
City Clerk Walt Prusiewicz was appointed by the City Council to temporarily fill a vacancy on April 1, 2011. He was elected in November of 2011 to serve the remaining term of City Clerk. He is a Wayne State graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and possesses a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Ms. Eve Schafer is the Council Secretary. A city employee of 27 years, she joined the Clerk’s office in April of 2011. She is responsible for the agendas, minutes, legal publications and the maintenance of all the official records of the city. In addition, she serves as the administrative assistant to the council members. Ms. Schafer also plays a pivotal role in the administration of City elections.
Ms. Cheryl Frank manages the Michigan Qualified Voter File, administers the dog licensing program and maintains all election related data. She has been employed by the City since 1999. Cheryl spent most of her career as a police dispatcher until 2012 when she transitioned to City Hall and joined the Clerk’s staff in October.
Ms. Jessica Gilkins joined the City in 2011 in the Building Department. She became a member of the Clerk’s staff in July of 2012. Ms. Gilkins administers the business licensing program, manages office inventory and works on special projects. She is also trained as the Council Secretary and performs those duties as needed.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
The Dearborn Heights City Clerk’s office is responsible for the following:
- Administers elections and performs all related election activities---for a link to the election page CLICK HERE
- Issues business licenses and registrations---for a link to the business license page CLICK HERE
- Registers all commercial and residential alarms---for a link to the alarm page CLICK HERE
- Certifies birth and death records, if the event occurred in Dearborn Heights
- Issues pet licenses---for a link to the pet license page CLICK HERE
- Permanent records of City Council proceedings along with all Boards and Commissions---for a link to the City Council page CLICK HERE
- Keeper of the City Seal and custodian of all official records
MISSION STATEMENT FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE
Have fun at what you do. It will be reflected in your work. No one likes a grump except another grump! We all spend plenty of hours at work. It is much more pleasant to spend those hours with people who have a bounce in their step and a smile on their face than with those who mistakenly associate professionalism with a dour disposition. The best managers give of themselves by having fun at what they do. Research shows that when people are in a good mood at work, it builds emotional capital and enhances productivity. The art of leadership is getting work done well through other people, and laughing together is one of the best ways to do that.
Our promise to you from the City Clerk’s office is that you will always be treated in a courteous and friendly manner by our team of Walt, Eve, Jessica and Cheryl.
You are our customer and it is our job to serve you.
If you need to contact one of your elected officials, an excellent resource is the League of Women Voters 2013 Who’s Who (Your Elected Officials) CLICK HERE for a link to the pamphlet.