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. Mr. Krueger and his wife Linda have two grown children.
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. Mr. Gilbert stays active in his community and can be seen regularly walking his Old English Sheepdog through the City. Mr. Gilbert and his Wife Edna have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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. Dr. Pinkston is a past president of Swartz Creek Business Club and Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce.
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 was elected on November 8, 2016 to fill a two year term expiring November 2018. 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. Mr. Florence is a member of the Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club, the United Methodist of Swartz Creek and serves as President of the Board of Trustees at the church. Mr. Florence and his wife Jean, moved to Swartz Creek in 1998. They have two sons, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Dennis W. Cramer - At Large
First elected to City Council on November 8th 2016.
Councilmember Cramer is serving his first term on the Swartz Creek City Council. Mr. Cramer has lived in Swartz Creek since 1973. He is a 1976 Swartz Creek High School graduate. After high school he enlisted in the armed forces, served “faithfully and Honorably”, was retired from The United States Navy February 2003. Mr. Cramer is a graduate of Central Michigan University. Mr. Cramer is a member of the Swartz Creek Masonic Lodge, where he has been an active volunteer within the community with the “Bikes for Books” program and the Child ID program. He also volunteers for the Friends Of The Perkins Library. He recently served as Treasurer on the Save Our Streets, citizen action committee. Mr. Cramer has a daughter who resides in Tennessee.