Office of the Mayor

Through his dedicated public and private sector experience, Mayor Wild has earned a reputation for effective, responsive, and visionary leadership.  He is proud to serve as the eighth, and longest serving Mayor of Westland.

A Commitment to the Citizens of Westland

From the first day of his administration, Mayor Wild made a commitment to the citizens of Westland - to make one of Michigan's great cities even better. Mayor Wild continues to follow through on that promise by strengthening core priorities such as: 

  • Clean and safe neighborhoods
  • Creating a healthier and more vibrant community
  • Exercising sound fiscal management
  • Finding efficiencies within government
  • Protecting the environment
  • Public safety
  • Enhancing Westland's Image and Brand

Because of this work, Westland was recognized as one of America's top 50 places to live, work, and play by Wall Street 24/7.

As the City's CEO, Mayor Wild provides oversight over the City's balanced operating budget of over seventy million dollars and all City departments, comprising over four hundred employees. Under Mayor Wild's leadership, Westland has successfully attracted more than five hundred million dollars in new investment to Westland.

Throughout his exemplary career in public service, Mayor Wild has been known for his ability to work in a bipartisan fashion to create real solutions for his constituency and the region. As a small business owner and mayor of one of the fastest-growing communities in Wayne County, Mayor Wild considers himself an entrepreneur-not a politician-and has created a business-friendly environment for economic development, all while stressing superior customer service for Westland's over eighty five thousand residents.

With continued emphasis on transparency and easy accessibility in governance, and sustained improvements in public services delivery, the City has become a favorite destination for medium and small businesses as well as families looking for a thriving place to live, work, play, and grow.

Reaching out to Residents and Other Communities

Mayor Wild believes that communication is very important in everything his administration does.  As such, Mayor Wild has maintained an active social media presence on Twitter and Facebook, primarily.  

In the W WLND Show LogoIn 2016, Mayor Wild began hosting the show In the W where he looks at national, state-wide, and regional issues from a city's perspective. He has focused on economic development, entrepreneurs, and business attraction among other topics. The show airs on WLND and can be seen on YouTube.