Mayor Patricia A. Odette
Dr. Odette served as a City Council Member for 8 years before being elected Mayor. She is active in community affairs and can be found anywhere from reading to the children to ringing the bell for the salvation army. As an active member of Kiwanis she stays involved with all of their service projects. She is the current chairperson for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Woodhaven/ Brownstown and led one of the largest events ever held in the City of Woodhaven in 2009.
She has one daughter, Toni who is an assistant prosecutor for Wayne County.
She holds 2 bachelors degrees as well as a Doctorate degree from the National College of Chiropractic. She is a Chiropractic Physician and was chosen by the Governor to oversee the Chiropractic Profession in the state of Michigan. serving both as the vice chair to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well as the sub disciplinary committee.
As Mayor she has an open door policy and would like to continue to make the City of Woodhaven a desirable place in which to live, work, and play in. Her motto is simple, People First.
Councilmember Dan Duderstadt
Councilmember Dan Duderstadt was elected to the council in November 2009. He served on the Planning Commission from January 2006 to November 2009 and served as a Woodhaven Police Reserve Officer for four years. Dan and his wife Mary (Raymond) formerly of Southgate, Michigan met in the Marine Corps and have been married 23 years. Mary is currently a Registered Nurse at Henry Ford Hospital. Dan has three children raised in Woodhaven public schools. Dan retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service in 1999 and has resided in Woodhaven since July of 2000.
Dan has an Associate Degree from Central Texas College and is attending Madonna University in the Criminal Justice program. He is a graduate of the Reserve Police Academy at Schoolcraft College and has completed several Law Enforcement Courses at Schoolcraft, Michigan State and Findley University. He has been employed as a Security Supervisor with Ford Motor Company for the past nine years. He currently serves as the President of the Ford Veterans Network Group and is a member of the Downriver Marine Corps League and the Marine Corps Association.
Councilmember Darrel Penix
Councilmember Darrel Penix was a previous member of City Council for five years and served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for four years. Darrel is married to Joan and they have four children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Since retirement after 28 years with Guardian Glass in Carleton Darrel now gets a lot more of his "hobby time" in such as hunting, fishing, and golf.
He is active in his church and trained for being a first responder Chaplain and is a member of the First Responder Chaplain Association. Darrel was also recently elected to serve on the Governing Board Chapter 30,000 of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Councilmember Jan Sikes
Councilmember Randy Odette
Bio Coming Soon
Councilmember Sharon Bono-Beaton
Councilmember Sharon Bono-Beaton has lived Downriver all her life, and has been a Woodhaven resident for 24 years. Bono-Beaton was a volunteer in the Gibraltar School District, where her children attended school. While her children were in school, Bono- Beaton furthered her education as well, earning a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in science, both from Eastern Michigan University. She also has been awarded a master's degree in the art of teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit and has been a teacher in the Ann Arbor public school system for 13 years. Bono- Beaton has four children and three grandchildren.
Councilmember Chris Papineau
Bio coming soon!