David Coulter, Oakland County executive, has appointed April McGarth Lynch as the deputy county executive.
Lynch has been an adjunct professor teaching graduate-level introduction to public administration at Oakland University since 2011, and she has decades of experience in city positions. She has served as associate vice president of human resources and payroll at the University of Detroit Mercy since March.
“Oakland County and my administration will benefit from April’s 23 years of public sector leadership experience,” says Coulter. “She was an exceptional city manager in Ferndale when I was mayor. I will value her expertise on my team.”
Prior to being Ferndale’s city manager in 2011, Lynch was the director of administrative services and assistant manager of the city of Ypsilanti from 2007-2011. From 2005-2007, she worked as the director of human resources for the city of Monroe. Finally, from 1996-2005, Lynch was the assistant to the city manager and director of human resources for the city of Grand Haven.
She was a member of the Michigan Municipal Executives (MME) where she served on the board from 2015-2017, the Professional Development Committee from 2013-2019, and the Nominating Committee from 2018-2019.
Lynch received a Master of Business Administration in human resources from Baker College in Muskegon, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Grand Valley State University.