Mayor Don Gerrie & City Commission

Mayor Don Gerrie

Mayor Gerrie was elected Mayor 2019

Gerrie served as a Sault Ste. Marie City Commissioner from 2007- 2019 at which time he was elected Mayor. 

A native of Sault Ste Marie, he graduated from Sault Area High School and Skill Center, received his Bachelor of

Arts Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Alma College, and attended MBA courses at Lake

Superior State University. 


After twelve years in banking in Sault Ste. Marie, he began a career at USDA Rural Development where he is now Area Director. An advocate for community service, his personal philosophy is “service is the price you pay for the space you occupy” and he has volunteered to serve and has held leadership positions on the Board of Directors for many local organizations that have a positive impact on our community including Sault Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the EUP, Sault Historic Sites, Northern Transitions, Presbyterian Church Trustees, and the Sault Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

He is married to Jaimee and they have four children at home, Joshua , Meghan , Nicholas , and Addison- two attend L.S.S.U., one is at Sault Area High School, and the youngest at Sault Area Middle School. Jaimee is an RN with her BSN from Lake Superior State University and her MSN from Walden University. She is employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at LSSU and operates UPVision

Consulting, LLC, a health care consulting firm

Mayor Gerrie may be contacted at:

801 Ryan Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

City: (906) 632-5705

Personal Cell Phone: (906) 322-0868

Commissioner Don Gerrie

Commissioner Tim Talentino

Commissioner Talentino was elected to the Commission in 2017.


Talentino graduated from Sault High in 1985. Hejoined the Marines right out of high school and was stationed in Camp

Pendleton, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Seoul, Korea; and Okinawa, Japan. He attended Airborne Ranger

School, worked inthe Marine Security Forces, and received a Good Conduct Medal and an Overseas Deployment



After an honorable discharge in 1989, he lived in Lansing and Tawas City before returning to the Sault in 1992. He

worked for Sadler Motors for several years, and now works for National Office Products, where he was voted "Best

Salesperson" in the 2009 Evening News poll. He has also volunteered at downtown's Oktoberfest, did field maintenance

at the 8th avenue baseball fields for several years, and has refereed many hockey games over the years.


He and his wife, Susy, have been married since 1990. She is a counselor at Sault High. They have three children: Nico,

a Lake State grad who works as an athletic trainer in Kalamazoo; Noah, a student in Construction Management at Northern Michigan University; and Melina, a student inpre-nursing at Ferris State University.


Talentino serves on the Community Improvement Committee and the Tree Committee. He hopes to help make the Sault clean and welcoming for its residents and tourists, make it easier to start new businesses and entice more young families to live in town, and make the Sault a destination for retirees and outdoor enthusiasts.

Commissione Tim Talentino

Commissioner Greg Collins

Commissioner Collins was appointed to the commission in 2017.

A local boy, Collins graduated from Sault High in 1986. He went on to graduate from the University of South

Florida in 1992. Coming back to the Sault, Collins pursued his Masters of Business Administration and

graduated in 1993. He traveled back to Florida where he worked for Beneficial Financial Services.

In 1996, Collins returned to his hometown where he worked for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians for

twelve years, with various positions including Budget Officer and Vice President of Development for

Greektown casinos.

In 2008, Collins established a career in financial planning and investments and in 2013, decided to invest locally.

He and his wife, Cathy purchased a building in downtown Sault Ste. Marie and opened Salon C and Midwest

Wealth Strategies. Many of Collins’ strengths include financial management, budget development, cost reductions,

land acquisition, regulatory compliance, team building, and efficiency improvements.

Commissioner Collins plans on staying in Sault Ste. Marie for many years to come with his wife Cathy, his

daughter Adalia, and son David.

Commissioner Greg Collins

Commissioner Jodi Bosbous-Rath

My name is Jodi Bosbous-Rath, I’m 42 years old, born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, daughter of

Margaret (Tavern) And Anthony Bosbous. I am a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of

Chippewa Indians and First United Presbyterian Church.


Graduated in 1996 from Sault Area High School.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Business from Lake Superior

State University.


I began my career working at Kewadin Casinos for ten years as Events Manager.  I took part inDancing with the Stars

and Madrigal for Hospice, was a member of the War Memorial Hospital Community Relations Development Fund,

and President of PTO at Lincoln School for six years.


I found my home at CLM Community Action Agency where I began my career as Senior Nutrition Manager and currently for the last four years in Head Start as a Family Service Worker, where I recently earned my Family Service Worker Certificate from Delaware State University.


I have two children, Piper (14) and Tucker (11).  Married to Scott H. Rath and I can’t forget our three dogs.


I believe this community and the City of Sault Ste. Marie is unlike anywhere else, the water, the natural habitat, the four seasons, and our community.  


Jodi Bosbous-Rath


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Commissioner Kathleen Twardy

Commissioner Twardy was elected to the commission in 2013. 

Commissioner Twardy was born and raised in Sault Ste Marie. She graduated from Sault Area High School

and then attended SPJC in Florida where she received an Associate’s Degree. She then attended USF as a

Pre-Med student before switching focus to Health and Nutrition. She completed her Master Nutrition

Therapist Degree in 2008 from Nutrition Therapy Institution in Denver, CO.  She maintains a private

nutrition consultations business in Sault Ste Marie and Purchased Harmony Health Foods in 2008. 

Commissioner Twardy is the City Commission liaison to OES Board, Historical Development

Commission, and Recycling Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Nutritional

Professionals, a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and a member of Coordinated School Health Team for Sault Area Schools. Commissioner Twardy has been on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Development Authority for the past five years. She

volunteers for many committee boards in and around the area such as Light Up The Soo, Sidewalk Sales, and Oktoberfest. 

Commissioner Twardy is married to Steve and they have two children Ethan, and Dylan.

Commissioner Twardy may be contacted at:

305 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

WORK: (906) 632-4077

Commissioner Kathleen Twardy

Shane Miller

Commissioner Miller was appointed to the commission in 2017.


He was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and graduated from Sault High School in 1986. After high school, Miller took his passion for politics to Lake Superior State College (later to become Lake Superior State University) where he pursued a degree in Political Science. Afterwards, he furthered his studies in Drug Counselling at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Miller’s diverse educational background compliments his multifaceted work experience ⁠— a resume that includes work at local restaurants all the way to touring the country as a professional magician.


Shane is an active advocate for veteran’s rights and is an auxiliary member of the local VFW where he regularly volunteers his time and coordinates events to benefit local veterans. 


Miller is divorced and has two daughters, Emily and Chelsey.


Commissioner Miller may be contacted at:

(906) 748-4876

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