Chairman Michael J. Gingell

Chairman Michael J. Gingell

Michael J. Gingell (R)

Chairman of the Board
Commissioner, District 1

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Includes Orion Township, Village of Lake Orion, City of Lake Angelus, portions of Auburn Hills and portions of Independence Township.

First elected: November 2006
Current term: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

Contact information:
Oakland County Board of Commissioners
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341-0421

Phone: 248-858-0100 
Fax: 248-858-1572

In the Community:

  • Serving 6th term on the Board of Commissioners
  • Served on the Orion Township Board of Trustees 
  • Served as a member of the Orion Township Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Served as a member of the Orion Safety Path Committee 
  • Orion Veterans Memorial Board of Directors: Past Member
  • Union Church Restoration Governing Board: Past Member
  • Judson Center Board of Directors: Member
  • MICHauto Executive Committee and Chairman of the Economic Development Committee
  • Detroit Economic Club: Member
  • Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit: Member
  • Automotive Hall of Fame Young Leader: Inductee
  • Secretary of State Business Roundtable: Member


Commissioner Michael J. Gingell lives in Clarkston with his wife, Jessica, and their five children.  He graduated from Oakland University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.  He also earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Wayne State University.

Commissioner Gingell is a Sr. Vice President at Wiland Automotive and is serving his 4th term as Chairman of the Commission, making him the longest serving Chairman in the history of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Under his leadership, the County has contracted to provide police services to Pontiac, acquired the water treatment facility from Pontiac, formed the Oakland County Arts Authority, established webcasting for Board meetings, outsourced portions of the County library to the Rochester Hills Library, and has maintained a rolling 3-year balanced budget and AAA bond rating.