Mayor Benjamin T. Hoffiz
February 21 1928 to January 30th 2011Former two time mayor of Bloomfield Hills, Benjamin T. Hoffiz died on January 30th 2011. Mayor Hoffiz served on the planning commission from 1979 to 1995. He served as Mayor in 1998-1999 and again in 2003-2004. The minutes of his 2003-2004 administration can be found the city's website. Our Current Mayor Mayor Michael Zambricki served on both of Mayor Hoffiz 's administrations and was Mayor ProTem in the 2003-3004 term of office. Rounding out the commission of that year were Rookie Commissioner and future Mayor Pat Hardy, and future Mayors John Davey and Dale Dawkins. 2010-2011 Mayor McCready sent his sincere condolences and said, "Ben was a dedicated public servant to the the City of Bloomfield Hills."
Mayor Hoffiz was a graduate of Northern High school and Wayne State University. He was a also World War II veteran, an attorney, and dedicated family man who's marriage approached 60 years before his passing.
Of historical note, in the era of Mayor Hoffiz's second term, the computer was just coming into wide spread usage in the work place. The first minutes to appear on the city website are the ones from 2002-2003. These minutes were the first actually written electronically on computer rather than on paper. The minutes of 2003-2004 were quite detailed compared to today's and provide an interesting glimpse into the Hoffiz administration and the issues and events the city faced 18 years ago.