The Swartz Creek Observer


swartz-creek-mapMeasured out at 4.04 square miles, what stories are there to tell about a small town in Michigan with a few thousand people, all mixing and matching, working to find the right balance of community interest, academic potential, business success, and administrative overview …

A huge part of the Swartz Creek community is its school system. The administrative contacts are in the Public Links tab, but here’s a solid look at the education system through its main social feed.

Swartz Creek Schools Twitter Feed


Local Businesses (Under Construction)

Food


  • JT’s Country Kitchen
  • Feather N’ Fin
  • Zippy Pizza
  • Wendy’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • Subway (2 locations)
  • Country Carriage
  • Ahlusion
  • China Star

Grocery


  • Fortino’s
  • Kroger
  • Meijer

Service


  • Goin’ Postal
  • Fast Eddie’s
  • Wood’s Collision

Gas


City Government


City Manager – Adam Zettel

Administration Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:30pm

8083 Civic Drive
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Phone: 810-635-4464
Fax: 810-635-2887

Chief of Police
Rick Clolinger

Fire Chief
Brent Cole

City Council


Details

David Krueger – Mayor & Council Member – At Large

First elected to City Council on November 4, 2008, Mayor Krueger is serving his second term as Councilmember, being recently elected as Mayor of Swartz Creek for the present term. Mayor Krueger has lived in the City since 1977 and has served as pastor of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church for 35 years, being semi-retired at this time. Mr. Krueger was a precinct delegate for 20 years and is currently a member of the Swartz Creek Senior Center and serves as liaison to the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce.

Richard B. Abrams – At Large

First elected to City Council on November 6, 1984. Mr. Abrams served 10 years as Mayor, from 2002-2012, and is presently serving as Mayor Pro-Tem. Mr. Abrams has also served on the Planning Commission since 2002 as well as the Downtown Development Authority since 2004. Mr. Abrams is an integral part of the community, being involved in a variety of Boards and Commissions. Mr. Abrams and his wife, Boots, have lived in Swartz Creek for 55 years.

John Gilbert – At Large

First elected to City Council on November 6, 2012, Councilmember Gilbert is serving his first term on the Swartz Creek City Council. Mr. Gilbert has lived in the Swartz Creek area his whole life, graduating from Swartz Creek High School. Mr. Gilbert is actively involved with the Veteran’s Memorial Committee and the American Legion, as well as being on the Zoning Board of Appeals since October of 2008.

Dennis Pinkston- Ward 1

First elected to City Council November 4, 2014, Councilmember Pinkston is a Swartz Creek native who graduated from Swartz Creek High School and Mott Community College before going on to earn a doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Pinkston established Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital in 1968 and served as Genesee County Veterinarian for more than 20 years.

Rae Lynn Hicks – Ward 2

First elected to City Council November 7, 2006. Councilmember Hicks is also an active member of the Park Board since 2001, Genesee County FANG Unit since 2008 and the Swartz Creek Women’s Club.

Curt Porath – Ward 3

First elected to City Council in 1986 and served through 1999, Councilmember Porath was re-elected on November 5, 2002. Councilmember Porath is also a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals since 2002.

Jim Florence – Ward 4

First appointed to City Council March 14, 2016. Councilmember Florence is serving until the General Election on November 8, at which time he hopes to be elected to fill a two year term. Mr. Florence is retired after 36 years from General Motors, currently serves as President of the Swartz Creek Senior Center. Mr. Florence served on the Planning Commission from 2012 until appointed to the City Council and currently serves as Secretary of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board. Mr. Florence is a member of the Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club and serves as President of the Board of Trustees at the United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek.

School Administration


Details

Swartz Creek Administration Building
8354 Cappy Lane
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Switchboard: (810) 591-2300
Suzie Waddell – AM
Cyndee Marsh – PM

Toll Free: 1-800-870-8614
Fax: (810) 591-2784

Superintendent:
Jeff Hall, (810) 591-2382
Joan Ferris, Secretary (810) 591-2382

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction:
Rodney Hetherton, (810) 591-2384
Debbie Vanderlip, Pupil Accounting Secretary (810) 591-2385
Corrie Wendt, Communications Secretary/Webmaster (810) 591-2388

Director of Personnel:
Colleen Mansour, (810) 591-2389
Keri Goupil, Personnel Secretary (810) 591-2390

Director of Finance:
Jon Pechette, (810) 591-2392
Angie Kozlowski, Business Secretary (810) 591-2391
Marilyn Zerka, Bookkeeping (810) 591-2394
Payroll (810) 591-2393

Police Department


8100-A Civic Dr.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
810-635-4401

Fire Department


8100-B Civic Dr.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
810-635-2300

Perkins Library


8095 Civic Dr.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
810-635-3900

Senior Center


8095 Civic Dr.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
810-635-4122

Additional Admin


Historical Society
Len Thomas
810-630-0120
www.SwartzCreekHistory.com



Hometown Days Committee

Larry Bush
810-348-7901
www.HomeTownDays.org



Fine Arts

David Spillane
810-635-7439
www.SwartzCreekFineArts.org



Friends of Library

Mary Ann McCarthy
810-444-1543


Veteran’s Memorial Committee
Jeanne Jackson
810-845-5049
Swartz Creek Area Veteran’s Memorial Brick Sponsor Forms


Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

5023 Holland
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
810-733-8882
www.SwartzCreekChamber.org



Swartz Creek Kiwanis

810-635-9705
www.SwartzCreekKiwanis.org

Town Culture: Churches, Clubs, and Parks

Welcome to the Creek through the listing of its cultural norms, icons, groupings, and physical manifestations.

City Churches


Cornerstone Baptist
6273 Miller Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
www.cornerstonebapt.com


First Baptist
5372 Seymour Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
www.1stswartzcreek.org


Higher Ground Christian Ministries
6005 Miller Rd. #3
Swartz Creek, MI 48473


Hope Lutheran
7365 Miller Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
www.hopeswartzcreek.org


Macedonia Baptist
7025 Miller Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
www.mbcswartzcreek.org


Messiah Lutheran
8497 Miller Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473


Sovereign Grace Baptist
5069 Fairchild St.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473


St. Mary Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Church
4413 Morrish Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
www.smqa.net


Swartz Creek Pentecostal Church of God
4494 Morrish Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473


United Methodist
7400 Miller Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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