City of Warren, MI

Veterans History Project

Personal accounts of local World War II Veterans. Part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Click here for more info.

Press Conference:


Veteran Interviews:

Interview w/ Enrico Trotta

Interview w/ Severino Scarsella

Interview w/ AJ Dobek

Interview w/ James Green

Interview w/ Edward Curylo

Interview w/ Louis Vickovic

Interview w/ Samuel Papandrea

Interview w/ Sam Fittante

State of the City

Click below to watch Warren's 2018 State of the City Address, featuring Mayor James R. Fouts.

 2018 State of the City


Past State of the City Addresses:

2017 State of the City

2016 State of the City

2015 State of the City

2014 State of the City

2013 State of the City

2012 State of the City 

Going Green


Mayor James R. Fouts established the City of Warren Environmental Advisory Committee to promote green initiatives throughout the City of Warren to advise the Mayor on energy efficiency issues in order to mitigate climate change. All Warren citizens interested in joining the City of Warren Environmental Advisory Committee should contact The Mayor's Office at (586) 574-4520  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sierra Club
Warren City Council
Warren Garden Club
Wild Ones



The committee plans events/programs and disperses information to promote conservation in the City of Warren.

Going Green in Warren Episodes:
Click here to view episodes of Going Green in Warren.


Featured Warren Energy Efficiency Projects

For information on the Induction Lighting Demonstration Project, please click here.

For the LED street light project information, please click here.

Green Roof Project

Environmental Tips

For Your Community

Recycling Resources:
Involve all family members in your efforts to expand Warren’s Recycling Program! For more information, please visit the Sanitation Division webpage or click here to see the Warren Recycling Guide.

Click here to see the dates of Macomb County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection

For Your Home
Here are some tips to make your home more environmentally friendly.
The Michigan Department of Energy Labor and Economic Growth
offers some great tips for making your home more energy efficient.
Energy Efficiency FAQ
Check out these conservation tips from the EPA!
Find out if solar power will work in your home, visit 
MI Solar Works is a state-wide initiative to solarize 6,000 Michigan homes and businesses by the end of 2014 as part of the Department of Energy's "Race to the Rooftops" national challenge. 

Materials and Guides for a Green Home Courtesy of EcoWorks (formerly WARM Training Center).

Yard and Lawn
A push mower is a more environmentally friendly way to mow your lawn.

Master Gardener:
Here are some helpful planting tips:
Planting Trees and Shrubs
Right Tree, Right Location

Butterfly Garden:
How to Make a Butterfly Garden

Rain Barrels
Warren residents can reduce water usage by installing a rain barrel.
A Guide to Responsible Residential Rainwater and Meltwater Management for Warren Residents

For Your Business
Interested in making your business more environmentally friendly?

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a great resource with many ideas for running a green business.
Greening Detroit- Industrial Buildings; Commercial & Industrial Buildings

Interested in carpooling? Register for MI Rideshare or by calling 866-510-POOL.
Do you own an alternative fuel vehicle? Visit the Department of Energy Data Center to find locations near you to charge/refuel your vehicle.

Exercise and save gas money- follow these safety tips and ride your bicycle for transportation. Identify a bike friendly route using this map courtesy of MDOT. Or for fun, visit Macomb Orchard Trail or participate in the Tour De Warren (10 Mile Route and Cue Sheet), email Jeff Radke ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) of Macomb Bike and Fitness for more information.

If you are interested in advocating for a bike friendly America, check out this brochure from The League of American Bicyclists.

Get Involved

Warren Garden Club:
The Warren Garden Club works on various ‘green’ projects that help

keep Warren beautiful. Some projects include the Community Center
courtyard and the gazebo plantings on the Mound Road median.
Interested in getting involved? Please email Sue Keffer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warren Community Gardens:
Mayor Fouts encouraged the creation of community gardens in Warren. Thank you to all that donated plants and time to create the first Warren Community Garden. Mayor Fouts also has a vision of butterfly waystations in Warren. For more information on establishing a monarch butterfly waystation in your backyard or to learn more about the Warren Community Gardens, please email Kelly Colegio at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sierra Club:

Sierra Club 2014

Learn more about the Sierra Club and their beyond Coal campaign, visit the Sierra Club's metro Detroit Facebook page

Wild Ones:
wildonesWild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Learn more at

Past Mayors

Mayor Arthur J. MillerArthur J. Miller
January 1, 1957 - 1961






Mayor Louis KelseyLouis Kelsey
January 1, 1961 - April, 1961






Mayor William (Bill) ShawWilliam (Bill) Shaw
April, 1961 - April 1967






Mayor Ted Bates

Ted Bates
April, 1967 - April, 1969
April 1969 - November 7, 1971
November 8, 1971 - November 12, 1973
November 13, 1973 - November 10, 1975
November 11, 1975 - November 14, 1977
November 15, 1977 - November 12, 1979
November 13, 1979 - November 6, 1981



Mayor James R. Randlett

James R. Randlett
November 7, 1981 - November 8, 1983
November 9, 1983 - November 5, 1985






Ronald L. Bonkowski

Ronald L. Bonkowski
November 6, 1985 - November 3, 1987
November 3, 1987 - November 6, 1991
November 6, 1991 - November 7, 1995





Mark A. Steenbergh

Mark A. Steenbergh
November 7, 1995 - November 2, 1999
November 2, 1999 - November 8, 2003
November 8, 2003 - November 9, 2007






Student Advisory Committee

The Student Advisory Committee’s (SAC) mission is to enhance the overall experience of students serving as intermediaries between city, school and community to benefit each entity. The SAC provides and supports the Mayor’s Office through the development of, exposure to, and participation in programs and activities that service Warren residents. Students will develop leadership roles while preparing to be responsible citizens and providing support and assistance to the City of Warren’s programs.

Vision Statement:
The Student Advisory Committee’s vision is built on the values of “The City That Cares.” This vision encompasses the demonstration of mutual respect for others and provides a welcoming physical and social environment. The vision is grounded in a framework of student involvement through development of city-wide programs as students learn and discover how the city functions. Students develop an understanding of city government and its benefits to Warren residents.

Join the Committee: Click Here for Student Advisory Committee Application

Contact the Mayor's office for additional information (586) 574-4520.

Stay up to date with the Student Advisory Committee on their website here.


"It was an honor to be surrounded by numerous leaders within the City of Warren on Thursday, April 7. Listening to the State of the City Address allowed the Student Advisory Committee to hear the progress in Warren, in addition to Mayor Fouts' reflection on the changing characteristics in our city. After sharing the improvements within our community, Mayor Fouts indicated the issues within Warren. It was reassuring to hear Mayor Fouts share his approach to fix these problems. He has a plan for every aspect in need of attention within this city. I am grateful that I was able to share this experience with my fellow members of the Student Advisory Committee as well as our Advisor Ms. Roxanne Garrish." - Gracie Morris

SAC Testimonials from Cromie After-School Program

“The kids seemed to really enjoy the activities as well as learn new skills. The fact that the kids liked the event made the preparation and the money spent on supplies worth it. I think this program should be conducted again next year because it was a positive event that made a good impact on the kids.” - Heidi Russo.

“The Cromie Mentoring Program was a fun experience. The kids especially seemed to like the science table because it gave them a hands-on experience. I think they liked this event because it felt more personal than an original classroom setting. They came in groups of 3-6 students, as opposed to classrooms of 30 or more. The mentoring helped them be excited about learning again.” - Jacob Nadolsky.

“Cromie was a great experience to be able to take some of the science and research done at MMSTC and apply it to fun and educational lesson for elementary school students. Since we ran the science table, it was interesting to see the students faces light up when we made volcanoes explode or made rainbow slime. Overall, it was an amazing experience and a very rewarding one.” - Joshua Ahearn.

“Because I love science so much, it was extremely rewarding to see how the elementary schoolers reacted to our activity. They were able to see that science is not only a school subject, but it is involved in everyday life, and it was fun for me to help them realize this.” - Maddie Burgin.

“I had a wonderful time mentoring the kids at Chromie. They all seemed very excited to be there and interested in the activities we had planned. It was very rewarding to be able to teach the children about various science terms while also allowing them to see the science come to life. I hope we were able to make an impacting impression to inspire them to explore science in the future, and were able to show them that science can be fun!” - Isabel Fiori.

SAC Testimonials from Superhero Party:

“The Superhero Night was a unique experience, which allowed the kids to be a superhero for one night! The kids, parents, and volunteers all had fun!" - Madeline Oles

"The Superhero Party was a blast filled with excited kids, carnival games, and exciting Superhero moments. The whole night was filled with action." - Julia Sanko

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