Royal Oak Civic Foundation (ROCF)

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Thursday of each month
  • Mahany / Meininger Senior Center
    3500 Marais Avenue
    Room No. 2
    Royal Oak, MI 48068

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View the most recent agendas and minutes.


  • Thomas McGannon, Chairperson and Member at Large
  • Helen Cost, Nature Society Representative
  • Sharlan Douglas, City Commissioner
  • Candace Isaacson, Historical Commission Representative
  • Mitzi Hoffman, Library Representative
  • Ilene Krupa, Animal Shelter Representative
  • Kristina Andreski, Member at Large
  • Vacant, Member at Large
  • Vacant, Parks and Recreation
  • Paige Gembarski, Ex-Official

Committee Description

The ROOTS Foundation was created by city ordinance to promote charitable contributions to the general public good and welfare of the citizens of and visitors to Royal Oak, and to provide a mechanism for review, reporting and control of those contributions.

There are nine members: one member of the city commission, five members of organizations that have historically been involved with public purpose projects in the city, three members of the community at-large and the City of Royal Oak Finance Director, or his/her designee. These members will serve as a non-voting ad hoc member. After initial staggered terms members will serve three-year terms. The committee will meet not less than four times a year. Membership amended by Royal Oak City Commission Resolution 1-26-04 to include representative from the parks and recreation advisory board. The committee was renamed to ROOTS on June 21, 2010.

Learn More & Get Involved

To learn more about the ROOTS Foundation and how to get involved, visit our full ROOTS Foundation section.