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The Village Clerk’s Office is staffed by Clerk Dana Hughes.

Village Clerk

Dana Hughes was appointed by the Village Council as the Village Clerk on February 14, 2022.  She is a lifelong resident of the State of Michigan, and a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science Administration from Central Michigan University. She has served as a City Clerk for a local municipality for the 8 years prior to joining the Village Administration Team.

The Village Clerk directs and coordinates the operations of the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk maintains all official Village records and ordinances, keeps the corporate seal, signs warrants and licenses, publishes and records all of the Village ordinances, under the seal of the Village provides certified copies of Village papers and records, has the authority to issue oaths and affirmations, files all signed contracts, processes all insurance additional and renewals, responsible payroll and documents necessary for employment and serves as Secretary to the Village Council. The Clerk provides support to the Treasurer’s Office and Building Department as operational needs demand.

State  legislative changes that  occurred in  2012 transferred responsible for Franklin Village Elections to Southfield Township.   By Charter the Village Clerk is also responsible within seven (7) days after the meeting and determination of the Council to notify each person elected or appointed.

The Village Clerk warrants all money drawn from the Treasury and specifies the fund from which it is payable, with the approval of the Council, and only as provided in the annual budget. The Village Clerk also certifies to the Village Treasurer the amount necessary to be raised by general tax for the several funds of the Village, after the Council has approved the annual budget.