Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel serves as head of the executive branch of government. In November, 2010, Mr. Hackel was elected to serve as Macomb’s first-ever county executive.He supervises and coordinates with all county departments, except for departments headed by countywide elected officials.
Defense and homeland security organizations find a strategic advantage in Macomb County which boasts exceptional engineering, advanced manufacturing capabilities, and research and development offerings, that have been built up over 100 years as America's Arsenal of Democracy. The county's expertise in automotive technology and manufacturing prowess helped win World War II and continues to lead aero and defense today as the home of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the U.S. Army Garrison – Detroit Arsenal/TACOM LCMC/CCDC-GVSC as well as a wide range of companies that are key to U.S. defense manufacturing & military capabilities. To quote Mark, Macomb is the Defense Capitol of the World. Join us to hear the latest from Macomb County's Executive.