Pam Hansen has lived in Franklin since 1993. She has been a member of the Franklin Village Council since early 2012, was elected President in November 2016, and is the first woman to serve in that role.
She has a strong commitment to municipal leadership and community building, having served as a member of the Planning Commission from 2004 to through 2011, chairing it since 2009. She was also Planning Commission liaison to the Main Street Franklin Board and continues to work to find ways to encourage the revitalization of the historic central commercial district, a key objective of the 2006 and current Franklin Villager Master Plan. Prior to that Pam served on the FCA Board for a number of years. Her business, Resilience Inc., assists organizations strengthen their capabilities to collaborate, communicate, solve problems and manage change.
She has a MBA from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota and a MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University in California. Her professional memberships include Michigan Council of Women in Technology, where she developed and managed their leadership mentoring program, and Women Officials Network (WON) of Oakland County. Pam has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and while she misses them greatly, she loves visiting South Florida and Seattle when she can. She is involved with a local animal rescue group and has fostered and adopted dogs and recently, a cat, for many years.
Brian Gordon has lived in Franklin with his wife and children since 1990, his two younger children being born here. The Gordon's have participated in numerous community activities and events, including Franklin Baseball, FCA Round Up volunteer activities, Kreger House fundraisers and 5K runs. Since 1983, Brian has been with Gordon Realty Corporation, specializing in commercial real estate brokerage and retail leasing. Previously he was a Vice President with Michigan National Bank (now Bank of America) where he specialized in real estate construction and development financing. He holds an honors degree from Michigan State University with a major in Geography, concentrating his course work on real estate and related subjects. In 1987, Brian Gordon formed Gordon Management, Inc. specializing in the management of commercial buildings, related businesses and real estate syndication
Michael Seltzer moved to Franklin in 1995 and became a member of the Franklin Community Association. He moved into the Presidency and continued in that position for eleven years - the longest servicing FCA President in its history. Michael lives with his wife Lori in their historic home known as Franklin House, circa 1840 and is a proud member of the community continuing to serve as a Village trustee since being appointed to fill the position vacated by Alan Harnisch upon his departure in 2010, and then elected to the position in 2011. Mike also served as the Council's President Pro-tem and on several committees. Mr. Seltzer is a lifetime member of the Adcraft Club and retired owner of SKM Inc., a marketing and publishing company he founded over 40 years ago. Mr. Seltzer has two children, Justin, who lives in Los Angeles CA and is Vice President of Blue Note Records/Capitol Music Group, LA and daughter Kaitlyn, a registered nurse practitioner who lives in Royal Oak, MI.
Mira Stakhiv, husband Jerry and their three sons have been residents of Franklin for 32 years. Throughout the years, Mira was active in the Birmingham Public School district in various volunteer capacities, and held the position of Soccer Commissioner for the BBSC for eight years, as well as participating in Franklin community activities and events. Currently she is an elected trustee of the Franklin Public Library, V.P. of the Birmingham Area Cable Board (BACB) and President of the Franklin Mobile Watch group. She has been a longtime FCA member and supporter of the Franklin Historical Society.
Mira worked as a Manager in Human Resources in the insurance industry for over 20 years and transitioned into a self employed HR consultant. She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Hunter College in New York, as well as numerous certificates and accreditations. She is a current member of the Detroit Chapter of the Michigan Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Ed Saenz was appointed as a Trustee to the Franklin Village Council in May of 2018 and was elected to a four-your term in November of 2018. he also served as Trustee from June, 2013 to November, 2014. In his professional life Ed, works in Communications, he has earned two degrees from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and a Master of Public Policy, both from the University of Michigan. Ed lives in Franklin with his wife and two daughters, one of whom has graduated from and one who currently attends Groves High School in the Birmingham Public School District.
Fred Gallasch and his wife, Mary Hepler, moved to Franklin in 1993. Soon thereafter, he joined the Mobile Watch and continues to be a member. He has served 16 years as trustee of the Village including 4 years as president and 4 as president pro tempore. He continues as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and as Assistant Treasurer. He and Mary are life members of the Franklin Historic Society. He has also represented Franklin on the Cable Board and as liaison to the Fire Department.
Fred retired from General Motors having had a broad career including R&D, product development, and brand management including that of the Corvette. He then assisted businesses with brand management and product selection, development, and sales via his firm, Gallasch Consulting Services, LLC.
Fred received his Bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and Masters and PhD degrees from North Carolina State University majoring in business and economics. He serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR) and the Board of Regents of the American College of Endocrinology Foundation. In 2010, Fred was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Corvette Museum where he is a life member.