Born and raised in Macomb County, Mark A. Hackel is a proud graduate of Warren Consolidated Schools, where he never missed a day of classes. He literally worked his way through college, earning an associate’s degree from Macomb Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and a master’s in public administration from Central Michigan University.
His career in law enforcement began in 1981 as a dispatcher with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. Over the next 20 years he worked his way through every rank and was ultimately elected sheriff in 2000. As sheriff, he was recognized for his innovative law enforcement practices and his fiscal discipline. Mr. Hackel was elected to serve as Macomb’s first-ever county executive in November 2010, finishing first in every voting precinct in the county. He ran on a platform of making County government more efficient and effective, and promised to be accountable, accessible, and a passionate advocate for Macomb.
As chief executive officer of Michigan’s third largest county, Mr. Hackel is aggressively focusing on both economic and community development. He actively promotes the county’s strong automotive and advanced manufacturing capacity and is branding Macomb County as the “Defense Capitol of the Midwest.” He is also championing the “Blue Economy” initiative, which supports clean water, tourism, recreation and economic development of Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River. Recently, he unveiled “Make Macomb Your Home” which promotes the county as a great place to live, work, play, raise a family and grow your business.
Mr. Hackel is a forceful advocate for Macomb County on key regional issues and has been an effective voice with Macomb’s elected delegation in Lansing and Washington D.C. He is committed to providing innovative leadership for the region while delivering services citizens and businesses expect.
Source: Macomb County Website
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