Wednesday, May 29, 2024

New councilman named

The newest member of the 

Westland City Council is a familiar face.

DeLano Hornbuckle was appointed by a 5-1 vote of members of the city council to complete the council term of Peter Herzberg who resigned following his election as a state representative. Hornbuckle, who will serve until the end of this year, formerly served on the city planning commission and was previously appointed to a seat on the council but failed in an election bid in 2023

“When I was a kid, I never imagined that I’d be here serving a community of this size,” Hornbuckle said at the meeting earlier this month. “Thank you to everyone for being here and thank you to everyone for the support.”

The dissenting vote on Hornbuckle’s appointed was cast by Councilwoman Emily Bauman, who nominated former candidate Josh Powell to fill the unexpired term.