I'm Denise Mentzer. I grew up right here in Clinton Township and graduated from L'Anse Creuse High. My father retired as a Detective Lieutenant from the Macomb County Sheriff's Department after 34 years of service. He has influenced many members of our family to serve in law enforcement. I earned a degree in Business Administration from Baker College while working full-time and taking classes at night. In 2011, I purchased a home in Mount Clemens and became interested in City issues. In 2013 I was elected to serve on the Mount Clemens City Commission and have served for nearly 10 years.
My 10 years of experience on the Mount Clemens City commission has offered valuable lessons. I have experience with municipal budgets, taxes, enterprise funds, and special assessments. I have learned when to compromise and when to stand up and hold my ground. I have learned to listen. I’m known for doing my homework on any issue that comes before the commission. I pushed for quarterly departmental reports to be made at City Commission meetings to improve transparency.