City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Ed Klobucher
City Manager Edward Klobucher

Edward Klobucher is Hazel Park's City Manager. He was appointed to the position in February of 2002 in the midst of a grave financial crisis. Working with a dedicated council majority and cooperative employee bargaining units, Mr. Klobucher was able to present a balanced budget for the 2003 fiscal year. Mr. Klobucher helped to navigate Hazel Park through a subsequent budget crisis in 2008 and every fiscal year between 2010 to 2015.

A lifelong resident of Hazel Park, Mr. Klobucher's involvement with city government began before he graduated high school, when he worked for the Recreation Department as a part-time Sports Official and Program Supervisor. After he left the Recreation Department, Mr. Klobucher continued to be involved with the City of Hazel Park as a volunteer, serving on several municipal boards and commissions. He also served as a Hazel Park Reserve/Auxiliary Police Officer for 10 years, rising to the rank of Auxiliary Lieutenant and earning several commendations. Mr. Klobucher returned to the City of Hazel Park in 2000, serving as Special Projects Coordinator, Assistant City Manager, and Acting City Clerk prior to his appointment as City Manager.

In addition to his service with the City Of Hazel Park, Mr. Klobucher has worked as a staff assistant to a Michigan State Representative, served ten years as a seasonal Deputy Sheriff with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department’s Parks Division, and worked as an instructor at Madonna University.  At Madonna he taught Introduction to Future Studies, a course cross-listed in both the political science and sociology departments.  Mr. Klobucher is also a State of Michigan limited licensed psychologist, and he has administered treatment programs for the criminal justice system.

Mr. Klobucher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Excelsior College, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Norwich University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from Indiana State University, and has earned the Certified Public Manager designation from Saginaw Valley State University.  In 2006, Mr. Klobucher earned a highly competitive Taubman Fellowship to attend and complete the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, and he served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Board of Psychology from 2002-2006. Mr. Klobucher was elected president of board of directors for the Michigan Suburbs Alliance/Metro Matters in May of 2009, and he served on the Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Klobucher was appointed by the Michigan Senate Majority Leader to serve on the Board of Directors for the Hazel Park Promise Zone, and he was a member of the Michigan Treasurer's Task Force on Municipal Finance Reform in 2013.