Brian Gordon has lived in Franklin with his wife and children since
1990, his two younger children being born here. The Gordon's have participated in numerous community activities and events, including Franklin Baseball, FCA Round Up volunteer
activities, Kreger House fundraisers and 5K runs.
Since 1983, Brian has been with Gordon Realty
Corporation, specializing in commercial real estate
brokerage and retail leasing. Previously he was a
Vice President with Michigan National Bank (now Bank of
America) where he specialized in real estate
construction and development financing. He holds
an honors degree from Michigan State University with a
major in Geography, concentrating his course work on
real estate and related subjects. In 1987, Brian
Gordon formed Gordon Management, Inc. specializing in
the management of commercial buildings, related
businesses and real estate syndication.
Pam Hansen has lived in Franklin for 19 years.
She has a strong commitment to community building,
having served as a member of the Planning Commission since
2004 and chairing it since 2009. She was also
Planning Commission liaison to the Main Street Franklin
Board and worked to find ways to encourage private-public
partnerships to revitalize the historic central
commercial district, a key objective of the 2006 Master
Plan. Prior to that Pam served on the FCA Board
for a number of years.
Her business, ResilienceInc., assists organizations
execute their business strategy by helping them
strengthen their capabilities to collaborate,
communicate, solve problems and manage performance.
She has a MBA from St. Thomas University in St. Paul,
Minnesota and a MS in Organization Development from
Pepperdine University in California. Her
professional memberships include Michigan Council of
Women in Technology, Women Officials Network of Oakland
County and the HR Assocation of Greater Detroit.
Pam has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren and while
she misses them greatly, she loves visiting South
Florida and California when she can.
Jim has lived in the Village of Franklin for 29
years. He is married to Ruth and their son Jonathan
attends Birmingham public schools. He was elected to
Village Council two years ago where he served as Trustee
and President pro-tem; he was recently elected Village
President for a four year term. Jim has been a
Franklin-Bingham Farms volunteer Firefighter for 24
years in addition to serving 10 years on the Fire
Commission and as the Treasurer. Some of Jim’s other
community contributions are FCA member, supporter of
Music on the Green and a Main Street Franklin board
member. Jim’s has extensive Franklin Village public
works experience dating back to 1993 which gives him
practical insight into the village infrastructure. His
education includes an associate’s degree in liberal arts
from Oakland Community College, State Certification of
Fire Fighting and multiple other certifications in
emergency response. Jim’s professional career is
owner/operator of GreenScapes Inc. – a commercial and
residential landscape maintenance company as well as
owner of the Franklin Grill in the downtown historic
Judy, husband Dean and son Nicholas
have been residents of Franklin since 1998.
Nicholas graduated from Groves High School and is a 2013
graduate of University of Michigan.
Judy joined AT & T in sales after earning a Masters
degree in Economics and Statistics from Florida State
University. She retired from AT & T as a Vice
President in 2000.
Judy dedicated several years to full time volunteer
work in schools, scouts, 4-H, social service
organizations and non-profit board work.
Currently, she juggles a schedule of part-time
employment and professional and community involvement.
Judy is a sustaining member of the Detroit Economic
Club, elected trustee of the Franklin Public Library and
officer of the Historic Franklin Fund. In
addition, Judy is passionate about "loving where you
live" and demonstrates that commitment through her
volunteer time, talent and support.
Tom and his wife Eva have been residents of Franklin
for 9 years. He has served as Village Treasurer for the
past 6 years. Eva is a successful realtor for Max Brook.
Tom is a Managing Director for AlixPartners where he helps
corporate clients through financial crisis. Tom earned
a BBA from University of Michigan and an MBA from the
University of Chicago.
Steve works for Rock Companies and has leadership
responsibility for operations, acquistions, underwriting
and finance, and manages the establishment and
implementation of governing policies and procedures
companywide. In addition, he maintains functional
responsibilility for monitoring company budgets, cost
management and top line revenue growth.
Steve's professional memberships include the National
Apartment Association and National Association of Home
Builders. Steve has a strong commitment to
community affairs, serving on the board of the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, an active
participant in the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and a
board member of the Franklin Baseball Organization.
Michael Seltzer moved to Franklin in 1995 and became
a member of the Franklin Community Association. He moved
into the Presidency and continued in that position for
eleven years - the longest servicing FCA President in
its' history. Michael lives with his wife Lori in their
historic home known as Franklin House, circa 1840 and is
a proud member of the community continuing to serve as a
Village trustee since being appointed to fill the
position vacated by Alan Harnisch upon his departure in
2010, and then elected to the position in 2011. Mr. Seltzer is a lifetime member of the Adcraft
Club and owner of SKM Inc., a marketing and publishing
company he founded over 30 years ago. Mr. Seltzer has
two children, Justin, 28 who lives in West Hollywood CA
and is a Senior Account Manager for eprize, LA and
daughter Kaitlyn, 25, a registered nurse who lives in
Ann Arbor, MI.