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Royce Maniko

Posted in: About Us by Eric Sopp on August 1, 2009

Royce R. Maniko, AICP, is the County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer for Monroe County, Michigan. Prior to taking the position as County Administrator, he served as the Monroe County Planning Director for 31 years.

Prior to joining Monroe County, he was employed by Oakland County Planning Commission as Manager of the “Partners-in-Planning” program. He also served as a Regional Planner with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and the Detroit Metropolitan Area Transportation and Land Use Study.

Royce also has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Toledo, and as a Guest Lecturer at Michigan State University. He also has presented papers for the Northeast Parks and Recreation Executive Association and the National Conference for Geographic Education. He is a former member of the State Board for Allocation of Coastal Management Grants and the State of Michigan Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council.

Presently, Royce serves as a delegate to the Executive Committee of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) and SEMCOG. He also sits as the longest serving member on the seven-member Board of Directors for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), representing Monroe County.

He also was named County Employee of the Year by the Michigan Association of Counties, and received the SEMCOG Regional Ambassador Award for Dedicated Leadership and Service in Michigan.

Royce is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in geography and geology. He received his Master of Arts degree in biogeography, and has completed his coursework for his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

He is married to Rose Ann, and has two grown children (Jack and Christina), and four grandchildren. He has a passion for soccer and hockey, and has volunteered as a coach.