Prior to becoming Westland's mayor in 2007, Wild served on the Westland Planning Commission from 1999 to 2001, and on the City Council from 2001 to 2007, acting as Council President for two of those years.
Other Organizations the Mayor Serves
Mayor Wild believes that the experiences and skills of others is very important. Being involved in organizations that can help Westland grow and succeed is an important cornerstone of Mayor Wild's philosophy on leading and he encourages the City administration to be active in the broad community around us. To this end, Mayor Wild serves as the Michigan Ambassador, a member of the Transportation and Communications Committee, and as a member of the United States Conference of Mayors. He is the President of the Michigan Municipal League (MML), is the current Chairman of the Conference of Western Wayne, current co-chair of the SEMCOG Economic Development Task Force, and is currently serving his third term on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA).
Mayor Wild and his wife, Sherri, a 6th-grade science teacher, are longtime residents of Westland and the proud parents of three children: Luke, Lily and Payton. In his spare time, Mayor Wild, a self-proclaimed 'West Wing junkie' enjoys playing hockey, cooking, reading, and attending his children's after-school activities.