The City of Taylor's Boom


Andrew Cuomo, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Taylor in 1998 to praise the community's efforts in redeveloping the Southwest section of the City. Cuomo called the project "a model for the nation."

In 2001, the city welcomed the grand opening of the Taylor Sportsplex, the finest municipal recreation complex in Michigan, and the beautifully renovated William Ford Senior Activity Center, which serves Taylor’s active senior population.

Another major improvement has been the reconstruction of Telegraph Road (US-24), which will serve residents and business people well into the 21st Century. The creation of Midtown Taylor was approved by Taylor voters in 2001, creating another residential and shopping district during the years to come. In 2004, the city embarked on further municipal complex expansion, creating a new courthouse and fire station.

In August 2004, the City of Taylor welcomed both candidates for President of the United States: President George W. Bush and U.S. Senator John Kerry. Both appeared in Heritage Park, the city's regional park. In 2006, former President Bill Clinton returned to Taylor, this time to campaign for candidates for office from the Democratic Party.

Mayor Cameron G. Priebe is the sixth Mayor in Taylor’s history, serving since his election in November 2005. He also served as Mayor from 1981 to 1997 during the city's period of great growth. From 1997 to 2005, he served as director of public services in Wayne County government. A former Taylor police officer (1970-1979), he also served as chairman of the City Council from 1979 to 1981. Cameron G. Priebe Plaza, which is the court yard east of City Hall and directly in front of the Police Station, is named for the Mayor.