Mykale (Kelly) Garrett currently serves as Mayor of Lathrup Village, making her the first African American in the position. Prior to her ascension to Mayor, Ms. Garrett was Mayor Pro tem from 2013 to 2017. Making a difference in the community has always been a priority. Ms. Garrett focuses on helping people that are perceived to have no voice. As such, she led the fight for earned paid sick days straight to the Michigan State House of Representatives to testify as to why earn paid sick days are not a luxury but a sincere need for Michiganders. She has been vocal about women and children's right which earned her the position as President of the national non-profit Mothering Justice.