Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sumpter Township hires new DPW director

John Danci
Members of the Sumpter Township Board of Trustees officially approved the hiring of John Danci of Romulus as the new director of the community Department of Public Works.

Danci, a Romulus resident, will officially begin his new duties next Monday, Oct. 4. He will replace former DPW Director Kenneth Kunka who resigned from the position in June. Danci will leave his current position with the City of Romulus where he is a water/sewer crew leader. He has worked for the city in various capacities since 2015. He earned his bachelor of science degree in biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor control from the University of Michigan. He currently has both S1 and F5 water operator licenses from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy.

Trustees agreed to a starting salary of $72,000 for Danci with an increase to $75,000 after one year with the same percentage raise as negotiated in union contracts. His contract also includes a match of 8 percent into the Michigan Employees Retirement Service.

Danci's contract was approved by a unanimous vote of the board members during the Sept. 14 meeting.

He and his wife, Jazmine, are the parents of a son.