|Taylor City Hall
23555 Goddard Road
Taylor, MI 48180
|Phone: (734) 374-1449
Fax: (734) 374-1421
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|Jeffrey P. Lamarand is the sixth individual to serve as Mayor of the City of Taylor. He was elected in November 2009. He served as a member of the City Council for four years, starting in 2005. He also served on the city's Planning Commission, Master Plan Steering Committee, Tax Increment Finance Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Board.
Jeff graduated in 1987 from Taylor Center High School and continued his education at Eastern Michigan University. Originally, Jeff planned to pursue a degree in sports medicine, but his path changed. Working his way through college, many with his brother Gary’s construction business, Jeff completed his degree in physical education in 1996. He minored in marketing and political science.
After graduation, his career ambitions were in the field of sports marketing. While job searching, Jeff continued to work with his brother, including many jobs through the Community Development Block Grant program. In 1997, Jeff decided to further advance his education and entered the graduate program for public administration at EMU.
While studying at EMU, Jeff began working with the Taylor School District as a substitute teacher. It was there that Jeff realized his passion for teaching; he had been coaching athletics since leaving high school. He switched his courses and began working on his teacher certification, completing his requirements while substitute teaching in Taylor. In 1999, Jeff was hired by the Crestwood School District. While at Crestwood, he coached a variety of sports, including nine years of varsity softball.
Jeff completed his graduate degree in school administration through Central Michigan University in 2003. Most of Jeff’s time at Crestwood was spent in the classroom teaching United States Government classes. He also served his fellow teachers as a union vice president and a negotiator.
Jeff and his wife Mishelle are parents of daughter Jillian. Mishelle is an accomplished photographer and works in pharmaceutical sales.