Now You Novi
By City of Novi
The City of Novi is a full-service, municipal government in southeast Michigan. Providing quality communications for its more than 60,000 residents and businesses is a community hallmark. The lighthearted, sometimes witty dialogue is intended to provide an in-depth look at City operations and topics of local interest. If there is a topic you’d like covered, simply email email@example.com.
Now You NoviNov 01, 2023
Now Hiring - Novi Police Dept.
Novi PD is hiring! Director of Public Safety, Erick Zinser, joins Sheryl to talk about how rewarding a career in law enforcement is.
Learn more about the Joining the Novi Police Department at: https://joinnovipd.org/
It's not just a job, it's a calling.
Say It Isn't Snow
It's that time of year again! This week Novi DPW Director Jeff Herczog joins Sheryl to talk about one of our favorite topics - snow removal.
Bits & Pieces
New city council sworn in, trash collection & yard waste, Qsend and more...
New Happenings in Novi
Today we welcome Novi's new Assistant City Manager, Danielle Mahoney. We also discuss the results of the recent election as well as what you can expect at the Light the Lights tree lighting happening this Friday.
Light the Lights, presented by Vibe Credit Union, is this Friday from 6-9pm at Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk!
Visit cityofnovi.org/lighthtelights for more Light the Lights info.
Local Government 101
Today Sheryl and Victor discuss how the Council-Manager form of government works and how decisions are made.
Here are a few resources to learn more:
- Local Government That Works: The Council-Manager Form of Government: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP54bvzocRs
- Life, Well Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cQ2KuwNVzU
- The ICMA Code of Ethics: https://icma.org/page/icma-code-ethics-guidelines
The Novi Ambassador Academy is an eight-week course that allows community members to become "students" and examine the inner workings of City government. Apply and learn how the City of Novi works for its citizens.
A New Season
Sheryl and new host Victor are back with a new season of the Now You Novi podcast, and this time, they're delivering shorter, weekly episodes on the topics that matter most to you.And what topic could be better to kick off the season than road construction? In this episode, Sheryl and Victor answer burning questions about road construction projects happening in Novi. So what are you waiting for? Listen to the new episode of Now You Novi today!
Sheryl and Ara recap road construction, the state of the city address and the national community survey results. They also want to know what listeners would like to hear on the show.
2023 Road Construction Season
Novi Department of Public Works Director Jeff Herczeg provides some details on the construction projects happening in Novi on South Lake Dr., Meadowbrook Rd., I-96, 10 Mile Rd., Novi Rd., Taft Rd., and 8 Mile Rd.
Continuous updates will be shared on the Better Roads Ahead e-newsletter, and the Construction Update program on YouTube throughout the construction season.
Victor Cardenas - Interim City Manager
Novi's Interim City Manager, Victor Cardenas, shares a little about himself and some of the exciting things happening in the city.
Winter, Wine, & Whimsy
Winter, Wine, & Whimsy is back and better than ever. Visit cityofnovi.org/holidaymarket for more info!
Mark Rhinehart, Novi's Information Technology Manager, and Detective Stempien who is a Special Federal Deputy Marshall with the US Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force (and a Novi Police Officer) talk about some important ways to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves.
Back to School
Novi school resource officers Julie Warren and Sarah Moulik talk about making sure students have a SAFE and enjoyable school year.
Paid on Call Firefighters
Help out your community and become a paid on call firefighter today. Visit cityofnovi.org for more information.
Novi's Director of Public Works Jeff Herczeg joins the show to explain the how's and why's of Road Construction in the City.
The Future of Public Safety in Novi
Novi's new Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, Erick Zinser, stops by to talk about his vision for the future of public safety in Novi.
Special Outreach Services
Sheryl and Ara chat with Madison and Jessica about Novi's unique Special Outreach Services program.
2021 Recap and Previewing the New Year
Mayor Bob Gatt joins as a guest host for this episode to recap 2021 and also to highlight new things to come for Novi in 2022.
Holiday Events in Novi
This episode is all about the exciting and unique holiday events including "Winter, Wine, and Whimsy", "Santa Calls", and "Festive Fuerst Nights".
Fire Prevention Week
City Manager Pete Auger, Fire Chief Jeff Johnson and Assistant Fire Chief John Martin discuss Fire Prevention Week and provide tips for fire safety.
2020 Census Results
Assistant City Manager Victor Cardenas joins us to discuss the newly released dated data from the Census and the impact it will have on Novi.
Michigan State Fair
Blair and McKenzie Bowman from the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi join us to preview this year's Michigan State Fair.
Novi Economic Development Director Mike McCready and City Manager Pete Auger highlight some recent developments in Novi.
Assistant City Manager Victor Cardenas is here with all of the details on the new trash collection service from GFL Environmental.
Better Roads Ahead
Sheryl and Ara talk with Construction Engineer Aaron Staup, and Communications Manager Nathan Mueller about the 2021 road construction season. BRAD was unable to make it.
National Community Survey
Assistant City Manager Victor Cardenas joins Sheryl and Ara to breakdown the results from the Novi's community survey.
Recap of the Winter 2021 Snow Season
Jeff and Dean are back to talk about some challenges and successes of this years snow season.
Welcome Back to Lakeshore Park
Novi's largest park, Lakeshore got a facelift. The park reopens on February 1, 2021 with a new community building, a new pavilion, new playground and more.
Taking A Look Back At 2020
Although 2020 has been a difficult year for all of use, Sheryl Walsh-Molloy and Mayor Bob Gatt take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in our city.
Novi's Department of Public Works team gives insight on how and when they plow the roads in Novi. It's a surprisingly scientific process for a service that we're all thankful for.
National Citizen Survey
Sheryl and Ara chat with City Manager Pete Auger on the importance of the National Citizen Survey and it's impact on Novi.
Election Q&A with our City Clerk
Sheryl and Ara introduce a previously recorded Facebook live segment with City Clerk Cortney Hanson and Community Relations Specialist Nathan Mueller. Plus Ara shares a spooky Now You Novi segment just in time for Halloween.
Recreating Parks & Recreation
Back to School
Twelve Oaks Mall
In this second episode, hosts Sheryl Walsh-Molloy and Ara Topouzian are joined by Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy. Chief Molloy shares operation details of the Novi Police Department, highlighting the education, training and philosophy of the force.
The City of Novi launches the Now You Novi Podcast adding a new communication platform to its toolbox. Hear all the ways to stay connected to Novi and everything the community offers.