Election day is Tuesday, and in Kingsford there are two open seats on the city council, with four candidates running.
Joe Groeneveld is running for the council for the first time. As a retired law enforcement officer, he says he has gotten to know many areas of the community, from schools to city officials.
"I really actually like our council the way it is right now," said Groeneveld. "They have differing opinions which I think is OK. I've worked with many, many, many citizens. I've built a trust with this community, and I want to take that trust to city hall."
Elections take place on Tuesday, November 5.