The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City appointed by the Mayor and the City Council. Mark Vanderpool’s responsibilities include oversight of the day to day operations of the City, enforcement of City ordinances, recommendation of policy issues to the City Council and preparation of an Annual Budget for the Council’s review and approval.
Vanderpool has more than 35 years of municipal management experience. He began in Sterling Heights as city manager on July 1, 2004 and previously served as assistant village manager for Skokie, Ill. for 11 years. He also served as assistant city manager for Tecumseh, Mich. for four years, and as an administrative intern for Skokie for two years.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration/political science from Augustana College and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University.
Vanderpool is married to Kim, and has four grown children: Ashleigh, Tiffany, Marcus and Cole.