Mayor's Office

Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence
26000 Evergreen Road
P.O. Box 2055
Southfield, MI 48037-2055

Telephone: (248) 796-5100
Fax: (248) 796-5105

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the City of Southfield, "The Center of It All!"  Located in the heart of southeastern Michigan, with easy access to most major Detroit-area expressways, Southfield offers both a cosmopolitan, culturally diverse residential population and a thriving international business community.

Southfield is home to more than 71,000 residents, offering a complete living community, featuring 774 acres of park land, and more than 30 miles of biking, hiking, and nature trails.  With a daytime population nearing 175,000, 27 million square feet of office space, more than 9,000 businesses and over 100 “Fortune 500” companies, Southfield is also Michigan’s undisputed business center.  Southfield provides great educational opportunities from public, private, charter K-12, community/specialty trades, seven state and private colleges and universities.

Visitors flock to Southfield for a variety of reasons.  With residents from a rich array of cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, Southfield’s wide variety of eating establishments offer the best in Asian, Italian, African-American, Middle Eastern, Jewish and continental cuisine.  Southfield features a wide array of shopping opportunities, as well as numerous specialty boutique centers, which offer fine arts galleries, gourmet cafes, sophisticated bakeries, beauty salons and spas.  The Star Southfield Entertainment Centre, the nation’s most visited complex, offers 20 screens with stadium-style seating, plus several restaurants.  The Southfield Pavilion welcomes thousands of visitors each year to special events, festivals and trade shows.

I invite you to continue your tour through our Web site and recommend that you visit each of our department Web pages.  In closing, if you currently work or live in Southfield you are certainly familiar with what a great City we have, if you plan to visit you will certainly see why we are so proud of Southfield — "The Center of It All."

Brenda L. Lawrence

U.S. Conference of Mayor's article 'Mayor Lawrence hosts first ever Partner America event in Michigan'

Thank you to all the Southfield businesses and residents that participated in Mayor Lawrence and Providence Hospital's Pink Door Campaign to support breast cancer awareness

Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence, the City of Southfield and Providence Hospital launched the Pink Door Campaign in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Businesses, non-profits, schools and residents were encouraged to decorate their front door pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness and prevention. It was a wonderful way to:
  • Honor  someone who  has lost their battle with breast cancer
  • Celebrate a breast cancer survivor
  • Increase breast cancer awareness and prevention
Breast Cancer factoids:
  • Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Numerous studies have shown that early detection with mammography saves lives and increases treatment options.          
  • Mammography is a very accurate screening tool for  women at both average and increased risks of breast cancer. 
  • Many breast cancers are detected by self-breast examination. This simple exam saves lives!
Early detection and screening can save lives. To learn more about how you can “Go Pink” and to obtain a free packet of Breast Cancer Awareness materials, please visit or call 1-866-501-3627. Participants can e-mail pictures of their pink doors to

To learn more about free mammogram screenings and other breast cancer prevention resources, please call 1-866-501-3627. For more information about Southfield’s Pink Door Campaign, call Marty Williams, executive assistant to the mayor, at (248) 796-5100.

Southfield Pink Door Campaign Pictures

Mayor Brenda Lawrence, Fire Chief Keith Rowley & members of the Southfield Fire Department

Mayor Brenda Lawrence, Fire Chief Keith Rowley & members of the Southfield Fire Department

Southfield Pink Door Campaign Press Conference

Providence Hospital President Michael Wiemann, MD, Mayor Lawrence & Fire Chief Rowley

HR Department goes Pink in memory of Mary Parker

HR Department (past and present) goes Pink in memory of Mary Parker