Personal Background

A U.S. Army veteran, Roger Fraser has 44+ years of local government management experience, including 22+ years as appointed chief administrative officer (CAO) in four cities and one county. He also served two years as Deputy State Treasurer for Local Government Services (Michigan), working with financially distressed cities. Mr. Fraser has expertise in most aspects of local government management including working with and coaching elected officials; fiscal accountability; budgeting; change management; community engagement; team building; labor-management relaltions, intergovernmental cooperation and economic development. Roger has served on a number of advisory and volunteer boards; is a long-time Rotarian and was elected last spring to the Board of Directors for the Loch Alpine Improvement Association, located between Dexter and Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County. He has a B.A. in Political Science from UM-Dearborn; an M.P.A. in Municipal Management from Western Michigan and worked on a doctorate at the University of Colorado at Denver. Roger and Sue married and merged families 37 years ago and now enjoy twelve beautiful grandchildren livng in Michigan, New York, Illinois and Colorado.

Roger enjoys a special connection with Franklin as his parents owned and operated the Franklin Food Shop from 1941 to 1958 (32652 Franklin Road) where he, parents, grandfather and five siblings lived on the second floor. Family surnames include Woods and Currin.