A longtime public servant is stepping down from his position as a Howell City Councilman.
After 23 years, Steve Manor has resigned from Howell’s city council, according to a press release from the city.
“Sometimes it’s hard to quit and this has been such an occasion for me, but it’s time,” Manor said in the release.
Manor has been on Howell City Council since 1999, serving in a variety of roles, including as mayor pro tem. Currently, he serves as chair of the Howell Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and as Howell’s delegate to the South East Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), where serves on the Executive Committee as Livingston County’s city/village representative and as Vice Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee.
He came to city government after a long and distinguished career as a public school teacher that began in 1966 when he accepted a teaching position in Howell in the old Michigan Avenue school on the site where the U.S. Post Office building is currently located. Later, he taught at the Highlander Way Middle School and then Howell High School.
In July, Manor was honored by the council for his decades of service with a reception and surprise proclamation of appreciation outside Howell City Hall.
Manor is scheduled to be the grand marshal of the 2022 Fantasy of Lights Parade on Nov. 25.
Meanwhile, the city is accepting applications from those interested in being appointed to fill the vacancy. Anyone interested is asked to fill out the application before Nov. 7. Applications can be found at CityofHowell.org