About André L. Spivey  

Councilman André L. Spivey was elected to the Detroit City Council in November 2009 and currently serves as the President Pro-Tem.  He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Public Health and Safety Committee and is a member of the Internal Operations/Budget, Finance and Audit Committee. In addition to the committees that he serves, Councilman Spivey was the chair of the City Council Census Task Force, co-chair of the Returning Citizens/Second Chance Task Forces and served on the Belle Isle Task Force. He currently chairs the M.O.O.V.E. Task Force which deals with childhood obesity and represents the City Council on the SEMCOG, Detroit Zoological Society Board of Directors and the Eastern Market Corporation Governing Board.

A native of Detroit and graduate of Cass Technical High School, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, a Master of Divinity Degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York and a Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

In 1997 he became ordained at the Michigan Annual Conference and now holds the position of an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has served the A.M.E. Church as an intern in Southern Africa and has represented the A.M.E. Church for the World Council of Churches, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

He currently serves as the pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church near downtown Detroit and prior to, served as the pastor of Pleasant Valley A.M.E. Church in Belleville, Michigan and Saunders Memorial A.M.E. Church in Detroit, Michigan. He sits on the Michigan Annual Conference Board of Trustees, which oversees all A.M.E. properties in the state of Michigan.

Councilman Spivey was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Detroit School Board Transition Team and by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano to serve on the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation.

In addition to his appointments, Councilman Spivey is involved in several community and civic organizations.  He has sat on the boards of the Mack Alive, the International Detroit Black Expo and the Detroit Omega Foundation (DOFI). He is an active member of the Morehouse College Alumni Association-Detroit Chapter, Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., UNCF, M.O.S.E.S. and the NAACP.

Councilman Spivey has been married since 2000 to Shema Spivey who is a Chemical Engineer at General Motors. They have two children, a son André II and a daughter Kendall.
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