APCCF is an independent non-governmental organization.

Kurt Mazag
President, Board of Directors

Kurt has been a resident of Allen Park for 48 years. He is an Air Force, EDS (now HP) and TAC Automotive retiree with experience in supervision and management in the fields of Personnel, Project Management and Mainframe Software Development. Kurt has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. He served on the Allen Park Emergency Manager's Advisory Committee. After serving on that Committee, Kurt realized there was more to do and hopes he can make a positive impact with the APCCF.
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Ellen Templin
Director/
Trustee

Ellen has been an Allen Park resident since 1965. She worked for the City of Allen Park for 35 years, starting in the water department, before moving to the finance department, where she was responsible for keeping City books, assisting in the preparation of budgets, reconciling all bank accounts, preparing daily deposits, accounts payable and assisting in payroll. After  retiring, Ellen worked part-time for Baker College for 2 years, where she handled payroll and other financial documents. Ellen is a Trustee on the Allen Park Employees Retirement System Board, which has fiduciary responsibility for overseeing assets of the system. She has also served on the Festivities Committee, the Lincoln Park Community Credit Union loan committee, as well as serving as Treasurer and/or Secretary to AFSCME Local 1171 and as both a Steward and Trustee at the Allen Park Presbyterian Church. Ellen enjoys gardening, butterfly rearing, where her yard has been designated a registered Monarch Way Station, scrapbooking and crafting in general. Ellen is excited to be on the APCCF board because she believes that to have a great city you need your citizens and community groups to be involved to continue on a path of strong growth.  Ellen looks forward to meeting with citizens and various groups, along with this committee, to move forward in a positive direction and keep Allen Park the welcoming City it has always been.

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Ray Tessier
Director

Ray has been an Allen Park resident for 42 years. He retired from General Motors as the Global Director of the Environmental Services Group, which is responsible for pollution control at GM factories, worldwide. Ray holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from GMI and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Wayne State. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Michigan and Ohio and a Certified Materials Manager (CHMM). Ray has served on the Wayne State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board and as a volunteer on the Engineering Society of Detroit Annual Fundraising Committee. He is a member of Allen Park Presbyterian Church and the Engineering Society of Detroit, as well as a number of other engineering associations. Ray chose to serve on the APCCF Board because he is interested in helping to maintain Allen Park as the best place to live in the downriver area.

Anthony (Tony) Couls
Treasurer/
Director

Anthony (Tony) Couls is a 5-year Allen Park homeowner, currently employed as a Case Manager with the State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services. He has a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Tony's non-profit experience began following completion of his Bachelor's degree, when he volunteered in managing Saints Peter and Paul's Warming Center. He then became a member of AmeriCorps for two terms, serving with The Guidance Center and United Way of SE Michigan. He has a strong background in event planning, fundraising and volunteer recruitment. Tony volunteered to serve on the APCCF Board of Directors to better Allen Park by empowering the community through responsible civic leadership.
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Mary Wallace
Director

Mary has been a resident of Allen Pak for the past 20 years. She retired from General Motors with 34 years of experience in Human Resources. Mary was one of the founders of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI), a non-profit organization formed to work with residents and businesses in Detroit to transform urban neighborhoods into safe, vibrant, cohesive communities. She served on their Board for almost 20 years and held a variety of positions, including that of President, twice. As a Board member, she participated in and was responsible for fundraising, financial planning and program development for families. Programs included computer training, English as a second language and GED courses as well as new business start-ups, including a mural program and LLC Bike Repair shop, now run for profit. Mary also served on the Allen Park Emergency Manager's Advisory Committee and, along with Gail McLeod, was one of the key members in the development of the Visioning Plan. Mary chose to serve on the APCCF Board because she believes Allen Park will become stronger and grow as residents and businesses work together and participate in activities that will, ultimately, enable Allen Park to remain the city of choice.

Gail McLeod
Secretary/
Director

Gail has been a resident of Allen Park for over 45 years. She retired from General Motors as a Human Resources Manager and has extensive experience working with all levels of management. Gail graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Detroit with a BBA in Personnel. She served as Co-Chair of the Allen Park Emergency Manager's Advisory Committee and was a key member in developing the Visioning Plan, which resulted from meetings with Allen Park citizens. Most recently, Gail was elected to the Allen Park City Council, where she serves as Mayor Pro Tem. Gail chose to serve on the APCCF Board because it is an extension of the work started during the Visioning Process and believes the organization can help Allen Park remain an attractive and viable community in the Downriver area.
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Mary Lou Provost
Director

Mary Lou has been an Allen Park resident for over 40 years. She graduated, Cum Laude, with an MA degree from Wayne State University, where she was a member of the David Mackenzie Honor Society, and Mortar Board Honor Society. In addition to teaching, Mary Lou is a certified grant writer and was the Chief Administrator-GED, Coordinator-District Adult Basic Education, a State and Federal Programs Administrator and Grant Administrator. Her administrative background in leading numerous educational initiatives and her grant writer experience (over $7 million) are strong assets on the APCCF Board. Mary Lou volunteered to participate on the Board to use her skills for the benefit of the Allen Park community.
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Rhonda Yoder
Director

Rhonda has been a resident of Allen Park for 13 years.  She graduated from Northwood University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing/Management.  Rhonda is employed at Ford Motor Company on the F150 program, where she works with engineering, suppliers and the Dearborn Truck and Kansas City Assembly Plants to ensure parts are available to keep assembly lines moving smoothly.  Rhonda has been a member of Ford Motor Company’s Diversity and Community Service Council for 7 years and received recognition from the Diversity and Community Service Council in 2014.  She formed the White Avenue Neighborhood Watch 6 years ago and organizes and hosts quarterly Neighborhood Watch meetings with Sergeant Feltz of the Allen Park Police Department.  In her spare time, she and her husband, Mike, and their two dogs, Kimber and Doolin, go to their cabin in northern Michigan, where they enjoy fly fishing the lakes and rivers around their cabin.  Rhonda chose to serve on the APCCF Board of Directors to meet more Allen Park residents and to get involved with the City.