Eastpointe mayor announces plans to retire

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 11, 2019

 Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley announced at the State of the City address Feb. 7 that she plans to retire in November at the end of her current term.

Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley announced at the State of the City address Feb. 7 that she plans to retire in November at the end of her current term.

Photo by Deb Jacques

EASTPOINTE — At the Eastpointe State of the City luncheon Feb. 7, longtime mayor Suzanne Pixley announced that this will be her last term as mayor, as she is planning to retire.

Pixley first took office in 2007, and she also serves as the director of the East Detroit Historical Society.

“I’ve been mayor for 12 years and I was on the City Council for two years before that,” Pixley said. “If I run again, I would be 80 years old. I would like to travel, and it was something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and I decided it’s time.”

Cardi DeMonaco, who has served on the Eastpointe City Council alongside the mayor since 2014, said that Pixley has always been a positive example of service and making one’s community better.

“Mayor Pixley’s community involvement is something to aspire to. She attends a variety of community events, and works to include everyone in our family town,” DeMonaco said in an email. “When I first became involved with the city on the Zoning Board of Appeals, she helped me also get appointed by the City Council to the Millennial Mayors Congress.”

Pixley will complete the remainder of her term, which ends in November.