About THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel serves as head of the executive branch of government. He supervises and coordinates with all county departments, except for departments headed by countywide elected officials. The office provides internal direction and support to the county's departments and organizations and external support to the residents, communities and businesses of Macomb County. The mission of the office is to ensure that all county activities are effective, efficient and economical for the citizens of Macomb County.
Bio of Mark Hackel
Born and raised in Macomb County, Mark Hackel is a proud graduate of Warren Consolidated Schools, where he never missed a day of classes. He worked his way through college, earning an associate's degree from Macomb Community College, a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and a master's in public administration from Central Michigan University.
His career in law enforcement began in 1981 as a dispatcher with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Over the next 20 years, he worked his way through every rank and was ultimately elected sheriff in 2000. As sheriff, he was recognized for his innovative law enforcement practices and his fiscal discipline. Executive Hackel was elected to serve as Macomb's first-ever county executive in November 2010, finishing first in every voting precinct in the county. He ran on a platform of creating a more efficient and effective county government and promised to be accountable, accessible and a passionate advocate for Macomb County and the region.
As chief executive officer of Michigan's third largest county, Executive Hackel is aggressively focusing on both economic and community development. He is committed to providing innovative leadership for the region while delivering services citizens and businesses expect. Executive Hackel is a forceful advocate for Macomb County on key regional issues and has been an effective voice with Macomb's elected delegation in Lansing and Washington D.C.
Executive Hackel actively promotes the county's strong automotive and advanced manufacturing capacity and has branded Macomb County as the "Defense Capitol of the Midwest." He is also a champion of the Blue Economy Initiative, which supports clean water, tourism, recreation and economic development of Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River.
In hopes of capturing the energy and opportunity surrounding Macomb County, Executive Hackel created a simple call to action: Make Macomb Your Home. This award-winning branding and marketing campaign is helping to tell Macomb County’s amazing story and is creating a newfound sense of pride in Macomb County.