Council President Karen George
(734) 281-3491 Email
(previously served on Southgate City Council 1983-1999)
Husband: Michael George, Jr., Retired Ford Motor Company, Skilled Trades
UAW Local 600
Children: Michael George,III, John Christopher George, Janine Lambert
Education Associates Degree - WCCC
Bachelor and Master Degrees - Wayne State University
Doctoral studies: WSU (no degree)
Michigan Municipal League, Elected Officials Academy
Completed Core Classes, Level 1
Occupation: Retired Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University
Retired Case Manager, Community Action Agency
Worship: Gateway Church of Christ, Southgate
Currently serve as Council Liaison to Library Commission and City Beautiful Commission
I am proud to have a seat on the City Council. Being retired I have the time to devote to
the position. Having served on Council from 1983-1999, many residents urged me to run
again citing my dedication and years of experience. During my tenure on the Council, I
served as Council Liaison to almost every Board, Commission, and to the Southgate
Community School District.
Southgate is a great community in which to live and raise a family. It offers programs
and activities for all ages. I have enjoyed working with all Southgate residents, whether
it is sponsoring softball and baseball teams, coaching youth soccer, managing the Senior
Citizen men's softball team, serving on PTO Boards, or chairing community events.
Southgate, like other cities, is experiencing difficult financial times. We must explore
ideas for hosting new events and bringing new business into the city. I'm asking
residents to please support local businesses and buy American.
I wish to thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve as a member of the City
Council and welcome any suggestions or comments.