Canton is pleased to announce the hiring of Jade Smith as the new Director of the Municipal Services Department (MSD). Smith comes to Canton from the City of Milan, where he served as the City Administrator for the last four years.
“I am truly honored and excited to be a part of such a dynamic community,” said Smith. “Canton is experiencing some very exciting times with new development both commercial and residential. I am looking forward to being a contributor and supporter for the community.”
As Director, he will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating Canton’s development, infrastructure services, planning and building. He will also oversee MSD’s four divisions which consist of: Building and Inspection Services, Engineering Services, Planning Services, and Public Works. All four divisions are involved in the creation and long-term maintenance of residential, commercial and industrial development in the community.
“We are pleased and honored to have Jade join our amazing team,” Said Canton Supervisor Pat Williams. “He brings years of experience that will help Canton succeed for many years to come.”
Smith holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. He’s an experienced leader with over 10 years of executive level municipal administration experience and over 25 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, economic development and community relations. Smith is familiar with government practice having served as a City Administrator and Deputy Mayor/Chief of Staff in past positions.
The MSD administrative offices are located on the second floor of Canton's Administration Building, located at 1150 South Canton Center Road. For questions or concerns regarding MSD please call 734/394-5160.