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      Commissioner David Flynn

      David Flynn (D)

      District 4


      District 4



      About Commissioner David Flynn:

      Commissioner David Flynn was re-elected in November 2012 to serve his fourth term on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, representing half the city of Sterling Heights.

      At 26, Flynn is the youngest commissioner ever elected to the County Board (he was 20 on Election Day 2006).  He has worked in the offices of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and State Sen. Michael Switalski (D-Roseville), as well as the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development. During his time on the Board, Flynn has chaired the Education and Training Committee, and Co-Chaired the Economic Development Committee, while serving on numerous others.

      Flynn was the Executive Director of Charter = County Executive, which collected 35,000 signatures to establish a county executive form of government with a reduced number of commissioners. In addition, Flynn has forged partnerships with leaders from Wayne State and Oakland universities to establish satellite campuses located in Macomb County.

      His goals as a commissioner include: ensuring a smooth transition to a new form of government, balancing the county’s budget, continuing to increase opportunities for higher education in the county, and working with the Office of County Executive to create a long-term economic development strategy that focuses on emerging industries, entrepreneurship, and investment in infrastructure.

      Flynn’s community involvement is wide-ranging, and includes work as a coordinator for Green Michigan, a non-profit environmental group that promotes community recycling efforts and service on the Board of Directors for the Macomb Cultural and Economic Partnership to promote international economic and cultural partnerships. Flynn also participates in the City of Sterling Heights’ Adopt-A-Road program, where he helps clean a two-mile stretch of Ryan Road between 14 and 16 Mile roads. For the past several years, he has also hosted a “Help our Neighbors in Need” food drive which has resulted in the collection of more than 140,000 pounds of food for the Macomb Food Program.

      Flynn is a lifelong resident of Sterling Heights, and a graduate of Sterling Heights High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University. In 2010, he was honored by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of its celebrated “20 in their 20s.”



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