Brian BakerBoard Vice-Chair; Board Representative for Macomb County
Mr. Baker is the Chief Deputy for the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, Candice Miller, where he oversees a staff of 60 storm water and waste water professionals. He formerly served as the Finance and Budget Director for the City of Sterling Heights for more than 30 years. In that capacity, he directed the City’s financing, procurement and debt management initiatives, and worked extensively on water and sewer rate setting process, which has resulted in Sterling Heights achieving efficiencies and lowering costs, as well as on pension administration. In addition, Mr. Baker has worked regionally serving in numerous capacities, including on a municipal revenue task force established by the Governor’s Office to address ongoing problems. He has also worked closely with the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments in similar capacities. Mr. Baker earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.