David Krueger - Mayor & Council Member - At Large
First elected to City Council on November 4, 2008, Mayor Krueger is serving his third term as Councilmember and as council elected Mayor of Swartz Creek. Mayor Krueger has lived in the City since 1977 and has served as pastor of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church for 35 years, being 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 second 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 - Mayor Pro Tem - 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 and the Swartz Creek Women’s Club. She currently serves on the Swartz Creek Area Fire Board and Metro Police Authority Board.
Vacant - Ward 3
This seat is vacant due to the resignation of Mr. Porath. The city council is expected to fill this vacany in March of 2019.
Jentery Farmer - Ward 4
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.Mr. Cramer serves on the Metro Police Authority Board.