North Farmington High School is thrilled and proud to announce Dr. Ken Massey, Mayor of Farmington Hills, as our 2016 North Farmington High School Distinguished Alumnus! As we considered our nominees this year Dr. Massey truly stood out due to his accomplishments and impact within the medical profession, his civil service, and his community involvement giving back to the community.
Dr. Ken Massey is a lifelong resident of Farmington Hills and proud member of the North Farmington High School class of 1976. He was elected Mayor of Farmington Hills in 2015, following 12 years as a member of the City Council. Community involvement has been an integral aspect of Ken’s life from an early age with his participation in civic groups and in scouting, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
In addition to council, he has served the community in a number of ways. Ken is a member, and past chair, of the Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission, a founding member and chair of Farmington SAFE, and advocates nationally for Farmington Hills as a member of the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee, serving as chair of the organization in 2012. He is a board member of Farmington Youth Assistance, past President of the Farmington Area Council of Homeowners Associations and remains an active member of his subdivision’s homeowner’s association board. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Botsford Hospital.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Ph.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and completed fellowships at the University of Arizona and the Michigan Hospital Association. Professionally, Ken is a biomedical scientist and Senior Director of Commercialization at Wayne State University.
Ken and his wife Katherine are proud to continue to call Farmington Hills home.
Our distinguished alumni are chosen because they are exemplars of what it means to be a Raider and of the spirit of True North. Dr. Massey more than meets this standard and is truly worthy of this honor. As is tradition he will speak to our graduates at commencement on June 12th. Dr. Massey’s voice and experiences fit well with the spirit of the Raider Class of 2016 and, as our graduates take this first step out into their futures, his tremendous example of what a Raider can accomplish in the world once they leave North will both resonate well with them and inspire them!