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Village Manager: Interim D. Wayne O'Neil    email- interimmanager@lakeorion.org  phone 1-248-693-8391  x 101

The Village Manager is the chief administrative officer of the village government and is vested with all of the administrative powers, duties, and functions of the village that are not delegated to another person by charter.

Appointed by the Village Council and is responsible for carrying out the following functions:

  • Providing administrative support to the Village Council
  • Providing support to boards and commissions
  • Supervising and managing all services of the village
  • Ordinance, or resolution of the council other reprtsdeemed advisable by the Village Manager
  • Keeping the Village Council informed of the financial affairs of the village
  • Taking part in discussion on all matters coming before the Village Council but without the right to vote
  • Executing the policies formulated by the Village Council
  • Enforcing local and state laws within the village
  • Creating reports to the Village Council required by charter
  • Preparing the annual municipal budget for consideration by the Village Council
  • Administering the budget after its adoption
  • Performing such other duties as may be required by ordinance, resolution of the council, or state law.

Village Manager's ProfileJoeYoung2019
Joe Young, also known as K. (Kervin) Joseph Young
A lifelong Michigan resident is Manager for the Village of Lake Orion as of April 3, 2017. After graduating from Central Michigan University, Joe began his finance and management career at the City of Pontiac and served three spans of employment there totaling fifteen years including positions of Finance Director, Public Works Director and Deputy Mayor.

He served as Finance Director for the City of Kalamazoo for seven years; Manager of the City of Hazel Park for over four years; and most recently as Manager for the Village of Oxford for over twelve years. He also served in financial management for the cities of Hamtramck, Hastings and the Michigan Biotechnology Institute.

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