Office of the Mayor


Mayor, Byron H. Nolen

On November 7, 2023, Byron H. Nolen was elected as the Mayor of the City of Inkster. Byron is a skilled litigation attorney with 27 years of legal experience in contracts, corporate, and real estate law, commercial litigation, criminal law, employment and labor law, and personal injury litigation.  He graduated from Wayne Memorial High School in 1987, the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in general studies in 1991, and from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law for his Juris Doctorate degree in 1995.  

Byron has deep roots in the Inkster community.  He was born and raised in Inkster and has been a resident of the City for more than 43 years.  As a youth, he was involved with local sports, and was a member of Top Teens of America Inkster Chapter, which was a community service organization.  Byron is currently involved with Inkster’s local block club organizations, is the president of the Inkster Democratic Club, and is a member of the Michigan Democratic Party.  Byron served as Mayor of the City of Inkster from 2015 to 2019 and led the charge to revise the City’s 50-year-old charter.  Significantly, Byron navigated the City of Inkster out of state receivership!  

Byron is the co-chair of the Inkster Task Force and stays abreast of local, state, and national political issues.  Byron volunteers to help the senior citizens in the Inkster community and speaks to various youth groups at different schools and career days to assist and encourage proactive procedure and conduct with high-risk populations in lower-income areas, partnering with civic organizations and health experts to ensure success.

Byron’s re-election as Mayor to the City of Inkster in November 2023 solidifies the need to ensure the City of Inkster progresses and has the advocate for smart policies and better government that delivers for its residents!   

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