City Councilman Myron Frasier is sworn in as Southfield’s newest councilmember. Frasier previously served on the council for 18 years.

City Councilman Myron Frasier is sworn in as Southfield’s newest councilmember. Frasier previously served on the council for 18 years.

Photo provided by Michael Manion


Myron Frasier reappointed to Southfield City Council

By: Jacob Herbert | Southfield Sun | Published May 14, 2021

 Frasier will take over for Councilwoman Tawnya Morris, who recently resigned. Frasier will serve out the remainder of Morris’ term, until November 2023.

Frasier will take over for Councilwoman Tawnya Morris, who recently resigned. Frasier will serve out the remainder of Morris’ term, until November 2023.

Photo provided by Michael Manion

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SOUTHFIELD — By a unanimous vote May 3, former Southfield City Councilman Myron Frasier will return to the council effective immediately.

Frasier previously served on the Southfield City Council for 18 years, including several terms as council president and president pro tem, as the chair of various committees, including the Council Finance Committee, the Council Legislation Committee and the Neighborhood Services Committee.

“I feel pretty good about it,” Frasier said. “I think it will take me a few meetings to get up to speed because I’ve been away from it for a couple years. I’ll have to learn the whole routine, but I feel pretty good about it.”

Frasier’s appointment comes on the heels of Councilwoman Tawnya Morris’ resignation. Morris will be running for mayor in the upcoming election. Frasier will serve the remainder of Morris’ term, up until November 2023.

“I strongly support the City Council’s appointment of Councilman Myron Frasier,” Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said in a press release. “His vast experience, in-depth knowledge and strong commitment to the city will once again greatly serve the residents and businesses of Southfield.”

Frasier said he had no intentions of returning to City Council until he was asked. His experience in the role is what ultimately convinced him to come back. Frasier said he wants to live in Southfield for as long as he can, and he feels more comfortable with himself helping lead the city than someone possibly new to the position.

Frasier has lived in Southfield since 1980, and other than on City Council, he served on the Michigan Municipal League board of trustees from 2000 to 2003 and the Michigan Municipal League Foundation Board from 2004 to present. He served on the National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee 2004-2009. His career also features stops as an advisory board member for JVS Human Services, a volunteer with the Southfield Goodfellows and as a Sunday school teacher.

“Mr. Frasier has had an exemplary public service career,” said City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins in a release. “He will be able to jump right in and lend his expertise on day one. I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

Before her resignation, Morris served on the Business Committee, and Frasier will replace her there. As a member of the committee, Frasier will help recruit new businesses to Southfield, reinforce struggling businesses in the city and more. He noted that Southfield does not need any more empty buildings — what the city needs is good business.

“We’ve always been a forward-thinking city, and with the world’s situation being what it is right now, there are going to be decisions that have to be made that can be either proactive or reactive for the city,” Frasier said. “I want to be on the team that helps make a proactive decision the best we can. I want to put my two cents worth into the discussion on what I think makes this city a proactive city and a good place to live.”

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