Karen George
Councilwoman
(734) 281-3491
kgeorge@southgatemi.gov

Karen George


COUNCIL MEMBER
karen George

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; Six grandchildren

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 serves 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.