André Spivey
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André Spivey

André Spivey is a Detroit City Council member for the District 4 elected in November 2009 and currently serves as the President Pro-Tem.  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 and Saunders Memorial A.M.E. Church in Detroit.

Spivey 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 serves as a chair on City Council Census Task Force; the Returning Citizens/Second Chance Task Forces; the Belle Isle Task Force; and 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.

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.

A native of Detroit and graduate of Cass Technical High School, he received his bachelor’s from Morehouse College and Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and a master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University.