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Planning and Economic Development



Karlyn Semlow, Director


Donna Tuchowski, Deputy Director, Area A (bio coming soon!)

Donna and her team provide human resources and employee relations services to the Circuit Court, Friend of the Court, Juvenile Division, Reimbursement, 42nd District Court, Probate Court, Macomb Community Action, Emergency Management, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Information Technology, Michigan State University Extension, Public Health, Public Works, Sheriff's Office, Treasurer's Office and Veterans' Services.

Area A Team:


Brian Jacks, Service Director, Area B

Brian and his team provide human resources and employee relations services to Animal Control, Board of Commissioners, Community Corrections, Community Mental Health, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk/Register of Deeds, Department of Roads, Equalization, Facilities and Operations, Finance, Purchasing, Juvenile Justice Center, Macomb St. Clair Employee Training Agency, Office of the County Executive, Planning and Economic Development and Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Area B Team:


Retirement Services

Retirement services provide assistance and guidance to employees and retirees regarding the Macomb County Employees Retirement System (MCERS) and the 401(a) plan.

Retirement Services:


Jennifer Smiley, Benefits Administrator

Jennifer and her team provide services related to core and voluntary benefits for all County employees, both active employees and retirees, as well as leave of absences and Workers' compensation.

Benefits Services:


Denise Krzeminski, Operations Administrator

Denise and her team oversee human resource related data management and reporting, compliance and record retention activities, and position control and salary administration.