Rob Gjonaj Donovic

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cOUNCIL MEMBER

Cell:  (734) 956-0233
City Hall Phone: (734) 466-2254

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Councilman Rob Gjonaj Donovic is the youngest official elected to the Livonia City Council and served as a Chinook helicopter Door gunner in Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in Operation Inherent Resolve campaign War on Terror. He is passionate about maintaining Livonia’s strong sense of community through community organizations, especially those that promote art and music programs and city parks. This ensures that the City continues to attract innovative development that is consistent with the character of Livonia. Public safety is of the utmost importance, as a safe community is a strong community.


COUNCIL EXPERIENCE

  • Re-elected to a four-year term from Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2025
  • Elected to a two-year term from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021


CURRENT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Capital Outlay and Infrastructure Committee Chair
  • Public Safety and Health Committee Vice Chair
  • Finance and Budget Committee Member
  • Member of Committee of the Whole
  • SEMCOG Alternate Council Representative
  • St. Mary Mercy Hospital Healthy Living Community Delegate
  • MMSA Council Representative


PREVIOUS LIVONIA SERVICE

  • Member of the Livonia Junior Chamber (Livonia Jaycees)
  • Member of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Arts Commission


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Owner of a commercial and residential real estate property development company
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Army National Guard Soldier
  • Reserve Police Officer


EDUCATION

  • Graduate of Churchill High School
  • Attended Schoolcraft College


A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ROB

Rob’s family immigrated to America from Albania, in the mid-1980s. They settled in Michigan and began a restaurant business, which he assisted with whenever he wasn’t playing football for the Livonia Orioles or Churchill Chargers. This is where Rob’s passion for service would start and what led him to join the Army and police department. His role models consisted of veterans and police officers, who would tell their war stories and explain to him the true meaning of service to our country before ourselves.