District 6 William Carrington

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Biography:
Carrington Cares about our neighborhoods, youth, seniors, and the business community!

William A. Carrington is passionate servant leader in the Pontiac community. In 2021, he was elected to 
the Pontiac City Council, representing District Six.

William was born in Knoxville, TN, and raised in the working-class community of Flint, MI.; eventually 
relocating to the city Pontiac, MI in 2010, which he now calls home. 

He carries a degree in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University. He also has a master’s 
degree in Public Administration from University of Michigan-Flint and a master’s degree in Sociology 
from Wayne State University. Currently, he works as Data and Quality Manager for Wayne State 
University’s School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in Sociology at Oakland Community College and 
Henry Ford College.

William previously was elected to the Pontiac Board of Education in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He has 
served as Board President and Vice-President. During his tenure as Board Trustee, he co-chaired WeCare 
Movement with other education advocates to successfully pass sinking and capital improvement 
millages; to assist in the restoration of a crumbling school infrastructure and to reduce the school 
district deficit. During his school board tenure William received the Master Board Member Award, from 
the Michigan Association of School Boards in 2020, chaired the policy committee and was a member of 
the GEMMS and Budget and finance committees.

William A. Carrington is a proud resident of District 6 and the city of Pontiac. He believes that it’s 
imperative that residents organized within their communities to create neighborhoods that support 
each other. He has been the president of the neighborhood association since 2014, and out of this arose 
the official formulation of the WeCare Neighborhood Association, which has been a non-profit 501c3 
community organization since December of 2016. The WeCare Neighborhood Association was 
established to address issues/concerns related to safety, community, neighborhood beautification, 
education, and preserving our ‘Home Zone’.

The association has established itself in the 6th district by creating positive working relationships with 
community businesses and other organizations and has sponsored community picnics, community 
clean-ups, and restoration of community parks.

William Carrington mentors returning citizens, assists the youth, and seniors in his community and only 
ask that WE work collectively together to protect and care for each other in our communities. He 
currently serves on several community boards in the city of Pontiac community, MI, i.e., Board treasurer 
for both the Pontiac Panther Youth Football and Cheer organization, and Life Beyond Retry (LBR), and 
previously served on the city of Pontiac Zoning Board of Appeals.

Mr. Carrington has received numerous Oakland County and community recognitions: Oakland County 
Recognition Awards, July 2015 and July 2018, Perfect the Parks Award 2018, which culminated with him 
being named the Political Figure of the Year Award from the Clarence E. Philips Ascend Foundation in 
2018.

Councilperson Carrington was elected to represent City Council District Six in November 2021 to a four-year term expiring on January 1, 2026. President Pro Tem Carrington may be contacted via email at: WCarrington@pontiac.mi.us or by telephone at (248) 758-3014.