Councilwoman Karen George


(734) 281-3491    Email

(previously served on Southgate City Council 1983-1999)

Husband: Michael George, Jr., Retired Ford Motor Company, Skilled Trades 

               UAW Local 600 


Children Michael George,III, John Christopher George, Janine Lambert 

               Six grandchildren  


Education Associates Degree - WCCC 

               Bachelor and Master Degrees - Wayne State University 

               Doctoral studies: WSU (no degree) 

               Michigan Municipal League, Elected Officials Academy 

               Completed Core Classes, Level 1


Occupation: Retired Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University 

               Retired Case Manager, Community Action Agency 


Worship:  Gateway Church of Christ, Southgate 


Currently serve as Council Liaison to Library Commission and City Beautiful Commission 


I am proud to have a seat on the City Council. Being retired I have the time to devote to 

the position. Having served on Council from 1983-1999, many residents urged me to run 

again citing my dedication and years of experience. During my tenure on the Council, I 

served as Council Liaison to almost every Board, Commission, and to the Southgate 

Community School District. 


Southgate is a great community in which to live and raise a family. It offers programs 

and activities for all ages. I have enjoyed working with all Southgate residents, whether 

it is sponsoring softball and baseball teams, coaching youth soccer, managing the Senior 

Citizen men's softball team, serving on PTO Boards, or chairing community events. 


Southgate, like other cities, is experiencing difficult financial times. We must explore 

ideas for hosting new events and bringing new business into the city. I'm asking 

residents to please support local businesses and buy American. 


I wish to thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve as a member of the City 

Council and welcome any suggestions or comments.