Office of the Mayor
On November 7, 2023, Kevin Coleman was elected as the 10th Mayor of the City. Mayor Coleman, 40 years old, is a lifelong resident of Michigan and most recently served as the 25th House District State Representative.
Prior to serving three terms as our State Representative, Mayor Coleman was a member of the Westland City Council for one term. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, attended the Lee Honors College.
While on the Westland City Council, Mayor Coleman fought to provide additional resources and increase the number of much-needed public safety personnel in both the police and fire departments and increase government transparency. Mayor Coleman is dedicated to making sure that government is providing the best service possible to the public and holding public officials to a high standard of ethics.
Prior to seeking public office, Mayor Coleman spent several years working in the community on the Westland Festival Committee and the Westland Veterans Association. As a state representative, he focused his work on public safety, criminal justice reform and government transparency.
“It is truly an honor to be the Mayor of Westland. I am firmly committed to lead a more engaged and empowered community, fostering a positive relationship between citizens and my administration. Moving the City forward to reach its full potential is my driving goal from when I wake up to when I go to bed each and every day.” - Mayor Kevin Coleman
A Commitment to the Citizens of Westland
From the first day of his administration, Mayor Coleman has committed to the citizens of Westland to make one of Michigan's great cities even better. Mayor Coleman will follow through on that promise by strengthening core priorities such as:
- Safe neighborhoods for all
- Improve City services
- Public safety
- Senior services
- Increase business investment
- Veteran services
Because of the work of a number of his predecessors, Westland was recognized as one of America's top 50 places to live, work, and play by Wall Street 24/7. Mayor Coleman is committed to continue that trend and have the City of Westland to continue to be listed as one of America's best places to live, work, and play.
As the City's CEO, Mayor Coleman will provide oversight of the City's balanced operating budget of over seventy million dollars and all City departments, comprising over four hundred employees.
With continued emphasis on transparency and easy accessibility in governance, and sustained improvements in public services delivery, the City has become a favorite destination for medium and small businesses as well as families looking for a thriving place to live, work, play, and grow.