Gary R. McGillivray

Gary R. McGillivray

Oakland County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray
Gary R. McGillivray (D)

Commissioner, District 20

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Includes the Cities of Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Troy and Royal Oak.

First elected: November, 2008
Current term: January 1, 2015 -- December 31, 2016

Contact information:

Oakland County Board of Commissioners
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341-0421
926 Tanglewood Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Phone: 248-858-0100 (County); 248-589-9207 (Home)
Fax:     248-858-1572 (County)


  • Planning & Building: Minority Vice Chair
  • Public Services: Member 
  • Public Services: Former Chair
  • Parks & Recreation Commission:  Member
  • General Government:  Former Member
  • Coordinating Zoning Committee: Member

Public Service Achievements:

  • Madison Heights Mayor: 1998-1999
  • Madison Heights City Council: 1983-1998, 2001-2008
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (Madison Heights) 1983-2008
  • Madison Heights Police Reserves & Probation Officer
  • Madison Heights Little Baseball Bd. of Directors for 15 years
  • Planning Commission Chairman for Madison Heights


Gary and his wife of 38 years, Diane, have two children: Andy, 34 and Amy, 30.  Gary worked 29 years for the Daily Tribune & Macomb County Daily in the Circulation Department.  He studied Law Enforcement for two years at Oakland Community College.  Gary also served on the Legislative Committee for the Michigan Municipal League.  In 1997, Gary was named "District Manager of the Year" by the Daily Tribune.