Tammy T. Patton

Tammy PattonTammy T. Patton, Trustee

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Biography

Tammy was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and before she graduated from Finney High School, she joined the United States Army. Tammy served her country and honorably discharged before returning to Michigan, where she began work on her college degrees.

Tammy strongly believes in life-long learning. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Community Service and a Master's in Community Counseling from Siena Heights University. She also earned a Diploma/Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Sacred Heart Major Seminary of Detroit. Her studies in business process management have recently led to her becoming a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Tammy is married to her "best friend" Cliff Patton, and as a mother of six "amazing children," she enjoys her time spent with family, which includes three dogs, two parakeets, one chinchilla, and a hamster. She is a former foster care parent and continues to advocate for the needs of children.

Career

Tammy T. Patton is the first African American to be elected to the Board of Trustees in the 200-year history of Clinton Township.

I am honored to have been elected as Trustee, and overwhelmed by the amount of support and belief that citizens have placed in me, she said.

A licensed counselor with the State of Michigan, Tammy is a small business owner. As a trustee, she plans to learn and contribute to the Township's business development plans and meet as many Clinton Township small business owners as possible.

Boards Served

As a new trustee, Tammy has stepped up to join several Clinton Township committees, namely the Planning Commission, Diversity Committee, Election Committee, Emergency Management Committee, Heritage Estates Committee, and the Sanitary Sewer Sub Committee. She'll also serve as an alternate on the Budget Ways and Means Committee.

Tammy currently sits on SEMCOG's General Assembly and Executive Committees as an alternate to Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

Serving in different capacities has always been a priority for Tammy. Her strong commitment to the community has seen her take on roles as a soccer coach, coach administrator, and host family for the Clinton Township Recreation's cultural exchange program with Sister City, Yasu, Japan.