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City Council

Councilmembers: Baker | Blanchard | Kideckel | Edgar | Steadman | Terbrack

Steven W. Baker, Councilmember

Steven W. Baker

Steve Baker was elected to City Council in November 2009. He and his wife Nicole have lived in Berkley for well over fifteen years. Steve leads the IT strategy and innovation agenda for DTE Energy, where he oversees IT-related interaction and outreach, strategic alignment and integration, and innovation and feasibility on behalf of the company.

Steve holds a bachelors of science degree in computer science and masters of science in software engineering from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Computing Professional (CCP), and also a published author, conference speaker, and Six-Sigma Black Belt candidate.

Mr. Baker has been active in the following organizations:

  • Council Liaison, Berkley Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
  • Council Liaison, Berkley Historical Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Michigan Municipal League (MML)
  • Board of Directors, FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts
  • Voting Member, Woodward Ave. Transit Analysis Steering Committee
  • Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan Municipal League
  • Legislative Governance Committee, Michigan Municipal League
  • Project Management Institute
  • International Association of Facilitators
  • Supporter of the Friends of the Berkley Public Library, the Friends of Berkley Parks and Recreation, and the Berkley Junior Womens Club, among others

Jack Blanchard, Councilmember

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard was appointed to the City Council in December 2011. He and his wife Barbara have lived in the city since 1978. Their two sons graduated from Berkley High and now have two grandchildren who attend Berkley Schools. Jack received a Bachelors of Science degree from Southern Illinois University.

He retired from the United States Army Reserve in 1995 after serving 30 years. Jack also retired from General Motors Powertrain Engineering. He currently works as a consultant with Captains Three Marine Services on diesel engines and as a GM Fleet Product Specialist.

Jack has been active in the following organizations:

  • Michigan PTA
  • International Armed Forces Council
  • Great Lakes Captains Association
  • Berkley Public Safety as a volunteer fire fighter for 27 years

Alan H. Kideckel, Councilmember
Alan Kideckel

Alan H. Kideckel

Alan H. Kideckel was elected to City Council in November 2011. He and his late wife Andrea purchased their first home in Berkley over 20 years ago. Alan holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wayne State University. Alan has had his Life, Health and Disability Insurance license since 1984. He is self employed.

Alan has been an active member of the following organizations:

  • Berkley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board- Member for six years, Chairperson 5 1/2 years
  • Friends of the Berkley Parks and Recreation
  • Chairperson of the committee that created The Berkley Buzz
  • Berkley CruiseFest Committee
  • Berkley Citizens Committee
  • Berkley Huntington Woods Youth Assistance
  • Publicity Chairperson for the Berkley Gazebo Historical Memorial Walk Ad Hoc Committee
  • The Sinai Guild Executive Committee, Most Distinguished Service Award Recipient 2006

Tina Edgar, Councilmember
Tina Edgar

Tina Edgar

Tina Edgar was elected to the City Council in November 2013.  She and her late husband, Stephen, purchased their home in Berkley's Oakland Manor in 1998 where she still resides.  Tina holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts from Central Michigan University.  Tina has recently retired from a sixteen year teaching position at Lakeview High School in Saint Clair Shores.  She taught English at all four levels and Humanities to upper classmen.

Eileen Steadman, Councilmember

Eileen Steadman

Eileen Steadman has been a Berkley resident since 1976. She is the mother of four daughters, who are all graduates of Berkley High School. Eileen received her Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and her Master's degree from Oakland University. She is a Special Education teacher in Royal Oak and runs a parent-toddler program for children age birth to three with mild to moderate delays. Eileen was first elected to City Council in 1997 and was elected to her second four year term in 2001. In November 2005 Eileen was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Council. In the November 2007 election Eileen was re-elected to a four-year term on the City Council.

Eileen has been an active member of the following organizations:

  • Berkley Parent Teacher's Association
  • Served as Rogers' School PTA President
  • Served as Berkley PTA Council President
  • Member of the Berkley Planning Commission
  • Member of the 12 Mile Road Ad Hoc Committee
  • Council liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Member of the Friends of the Library

Dan Terbrack, Councilmember

Dan Terbrack
Mayor Pro Tem

Dan Terbrack is a third generation Berkley resident, elected to the City Council in 2007. In 2009, he was appointed Mayor Pro Tem. Dan holds a Bachelor's Degree in secondary education and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. Dan taught in both public and private schools for 6 years before becoming principal at Our Lady of La Salette School and Academy in Berkley.

Dan has been a Berkley resident his entire life, and in 2004 bought a home in Berkley with his wife, Jacqueline. Dan and Jacqueline have two young daughters, Addison and Emma.

Dan has been an active member in the following groups and organizations:

  • Berkley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member
  • Berkley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Council Liaison
  • Berkley Dad's Club Alumnus
  • Youth hockey coach
  • High school baseball coach
  • Friends of the Berkley Parks and Recreation