Councilmember Jim Bohn

Jim Bohn was first elected to Brighton City Council in November 2007 and has been twice re-elected to four-year terms in 2011 and 2015.  Portrait-BohnJim and his wife Patricia have been Livingston County residents for over 30 years and have been Brighton City residents since April 2005. They currently reside in the Northridge Hills condominium development where they continue to enjoy maintenance-free living.

Jim retired from Ford Motor Company in June 2005 after 33 years of service. At the time of Jim's retirement, he was quality control manager of the Livonia Transmission Plant. After four short months of retirement, Ford Motor Company came calling asking Jim to return to work, and Jim spent the next three years helping Ford improve quality system performance at two former Visteon Plants that they were trying to sell. After this additional 3-year assignment, Jim officially ended his career with Ford in October 2008. After finishing his career with Ford, Jim spent three years working as an independent contractor for Apple, handling minor technical calls and selling Apple products. In October 2011, Jim rejoined the automotive workforce working as a contract engineer for Johnson Controls in Monroe, Michigan. In February 2012, Jim joined NYX Inc. headquartered in Livonia, where he continues to work as an Advanced Quality Planning Engineer.

Jim holds an Associate of Arts degree from Henry Ford Community College along with a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to the college degrees, Jim continues to be certified by the American Society for Quality as a Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer and Quality Manager.

Jim's wife Patricia is a registered nurse with over 30 years of working for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Currently, Patricia is working at Saint Joe's Livingston as a Case Manager. Jim and Patricia have three grown children - Jessica (39) who after completing a Master's Degree in Music Composition at Michigan State University has resumed music teaching in the Brighton area. Stephen (37) resides in Nashville, Tennessee and after dabbling in the music recording business, is now employed by Nissan North America in Smyrna, Tennessee as a human resource associate. Eric (34) is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. During his time in the Army, Eric has completed three deployments to the Middle East and is now stationed in Miami, Florida managing social media efforts associated with recruitment.

Jim's hobbies include golf, walking, reading, computers and photography. Travel plans include regular trips to Naples, Florida where Jim and Patricia will eventually spend the winter months when they both decide it is time to retire for good.

Feel free to contact Jim Bohn at 810-623-2117 or via email.  Councilmember Bohn is currently serving a 4-year term, ending November 2023.