Mike Keys grew up surrounded by family in his home at the south end of Clinton Township. A graduate of Central Michigan University, his passion for serving the community really began during his senior year at Fraser High School when he chose to become a co-op student and asked to serve an unpaid internship in Congressman Sandy Levin's office.
The internship sparked Keys' passion for politics and a love for volunteering to serve the community. After college, he wanted to volunteer again and took a teaching position in China, where he described the experience as, "incredible." Keys' experience at Congressman Levin's office led to a job working for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners as a legislative aid. His duties as an aid included acting as a liaison to the commissioners in regard to their meeting agendas and minutes.
Although he currently resides in the southern part of the Township, Keys sees his new role as a representative for all Township residents. He felt the 2016 election was the perfect time to bring new energy and ideas to the Board.
I wanted to start local so I could represent where my family lives and is committed," he said. "But I learned a lot going door to door during the campaign, he said.
People throughout the Township are looking for transparency. I hope to establish an ethics board, work on getting board meetings online, create an upswing in beautification throughout the township and work with the County to provide a list of roads in need of repair.