LANDING ON HIS FEET
Former state Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township) has a new gig as the city of Novi’s Economic Development Director. McCready had been named Oakland County’s Director of Economic Development and Community Affairs by former county exec L. Brooks Patterson in early 2019, after he was term-limited, due to votes he had cast as a state lawmaker that were not supported by labor leaders, the newly-Democratic board of commissioners refused to confirm McCready. McCready withstood the change in administrations when Democrat Dave Coulter took over the executive suite, later becoming a senior business advisor. McCready said he looks forward to continuing to work with the county in his new job, and is excited to be involved with the thriving Novi community.