Michael Lyons, Deputy Director
Mike Lyons has more than 25 years’ experience in the Park and Recreation profession and is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP). He has worked at the Metroparks for more than 27 years as a Golf Course Superintendent, Operations Supervisor, Park Manager and District Park Superintendent.
Mr. Lyons is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also has a Turfgrass Management Certificate from Michigan State University.
Rebecca Franchock, Chief of Finance
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board of Commissioners confirmed Rebecca Franchock Chief of Finance of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks on August 9, 2018. As Chief of Finance, Franchock has the fiduciary responsibility for administering all financial proceedings of the Metroparks in accordance with federal, state and local laws, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory agencies. Her responsibilities include investing agency funds and administering the Metroparks’ Retiree Health Care and Pension trust funds.
Franchock began her career with the Metroparks as a Clerk in the Accounting Department in 1984. In 1987 she was named Chief Accountant and was appointed Controller by the Board of Commissioners in 2014.
Franchock has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oakland University. She is a member of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association and has served as treasurer for a number of organizations.
Michael Reese, Chief of Police
Michael Reese comes to the Metroparks with more than 37 years of law enforcement experience. His career has embodied various classifications within the police organization. He ultimately became the Chief of Police for Sterling Heights Police Department in 2008, retiring after seven years in 2015.
Michael Reese is the Chief of Police of the Metroparks. He brings his vast experiences of philanthropy, civic-minded and inspirational thinking to the community.
Kensington, Indian Springs, Huron Meadows, Hudson Mills, Dexter-Huron and Delhi Metroparks
Jeff Brown, Western District Superintendent
Erik Koppin, Kensington and Indian Springs Park Manager
Tamra Bezzeg, Huron Meadows, Hudson Mills, Dexter-Huron and Delhi Park Manager
Lower Huron, Willow, Oakwoods and Lake Erie Metroparks
Jerome Cyr, Southern District Park Superintendent
Jeff Schuman, Lower Huron, Willow and Oakwoods Park Manager
Jeff Linn, Lake Erie Park Manager
Lake St. Clair, Wolcott Mill and Stony Creek Metroparks
Gary Hopp, Interim Eastern District Park Superintendent
Joe Hall, Lake St. Clair Park Manager