Grosse Pointe Park council member steps down

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published September 7, 2020



GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park City Councilman Daniel Grano announced in a letter Sept. 4 that he will be stepping down from his council seat as of the next meeting Sept. 28. 

A lifelong Park resident, Grano, 38, said he is leaving “for personal reasons.” He has served on the council for the last 15 years. 

Grano, an attorney, said he hadn’t been planning on leaving the Park, but a recent career opportunity has meant that he will be moving to Macomb County. 

“When I started on Council as a 23-year-old, the city faced a lost generation of my peers, a lack of business investment (literal tumble weeds were seen blowing down the Kercheval business district), and an uncertain future,” Grano wrote, in part. “Through council’s efforts, private-public partnerships, and investments by our residents, the city has been recently ranked one of the best communities in the country in which to reside. Millennials are flocking here — the residential market is at an all times high, and our business districts are strong despite the pandemic.”

Grano said his unofficial resignation is as of the end of the business day Sept. 18, but it isn’t official until the council votes to accept it, which is expected to happen Sept. 28.