Programs & Services

The Candidates

Victor Cardenas, City Manager, City of Novi

Victor Cardenas joined the City of Novi as Assistant City Manager in October 2010. He was named Interim City Manager in November 2022 and was selected as City Manager in June 2023. For twelve years, Mr. Cardenas assisted the City Manager in developing program strategies to achieve City Council goals and to improve the quality of life in Novi. He coordinates day-to-day operations and ensures integration of services among City Departments as well as the dependable delivery of high-quality services while conserving community resources. Mr. Cardenas instituted a citizen relationship software that has greatly improved Novi’s receipt of service requests and workflow management and created a digitized version of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. He continues to be active with the International City/County Management Association, being elected to the Board of Directors in 2020, the Michigan Municipal Executives and multiple committees, associations, and organizations throughout the region. Additionally, he sits on the boards for the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan and the Michigan Library Network. Victor is seeking election to his first term.

Daniel Coss, City Administrator, City of DeWittDaniel Coss, City Administrator, City of DeWitt

Daniel Coss was appointed DeWitt’s City Administrator in 2011, after previously working for the City of Marysville for more than 11 years. Dan is originally from the mid-Michigan area and has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Daniel is seeking election to his first term.

Bridget Dean, Mayor, City of BerkleyBridget Dean, Mayor, City of Berkley

Bridget Dean was first elected to Berkley City Council in 2019 and re-elected in 2023. She and her husband have lived in Berkley since 2005 and have two grown children. Bridget has owned the knit shop “…have you any Wool?” in Berkley for twenty years. Being both a resident and business owner gives her a unique perspective and compliments the skills already on City Council. Bridget has been active in numerous organizations, as a member and vice chair of the Berkley Downtown Development Authority and several of its committees, and as a member and board member of the Greater Berkley Chamber of Commerce. Bridget is seeking election to her first term.

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