“Ari” Mandelbaum took the oath of office to serve on the Southfield
City Council on Monday, April 27, 2015. Mr.
Mandelbaum will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of
Councilman Kenson Siver as the sixth place candidate for Southfield City
Council in the November 5, 2013 election. Mr. Mandelbaum will serve the
remainder of Councilman Siver’s term which expires in November of 2017.
Former Councilman Siver resigned his seat in April to run for Mayor of
Southfield in the November election.
“I am excited for the opportunity to
help lead the city,” commented Mr. Mandelbaum. “I will make myself
available to residents and businesses ensuring Southfield is the premier
destination to work, live and play.”
Mr. Mandelbaum holds a Masters in
Business Administration (MBA) from Wayne State University, with a
concentration in Management & Marketing, and a Graduate Certificate
from Lawrence Technological University in Project Management. He works
as a Senior Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, supporting
projects and compliance initiatives as it relates to health care reform
mandates. He is also a lead instructor in business courses for the
Michigan Jewish Institute.
Mr. Mandelbaum is a long-time resident
of Southfield. He served on the Total Living Commission for six years,
including four years as its chairman, working to improve the quality of
life in the city. He will use his experience on the commission and as a
community advocate to improve Southfield and to promote it as an
exceptional environment in which to raise children, a place where
residents can prosper, and businesses can succeed. “The knowledge and
experience I gained on the Total Living Commission is invaluable,” added
Mandelbaum. “I have a running start working with city departments to
improve quality of life in the city.” His goal is to make Southfield the
premier destination to work, live and play!
Mr. Mandelbaum is actively involved in
many charities and non-profit organizations including serving on the
board of several of them. In 2014, he was named as an Oakland County
“Elite 40 under 40” by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
married to Bina and they have three adorable children.