Councilmember Noel Garcia, Jr.

Appointed to City Council, January 2023

(517) 512-9690

Born Corpus Christi, Texas
Raised in Lansing, Mich.
10-year resident of East Lansing, Mich.
Father to Austin and Gerrit (twins), who currently attend East Lansing High School
Dog - Gigi

Ferris State University, Interim Occupational Teaching Certificate 2016 
Michigan State University, School of Staff and Command, Criminal Justice 2008
Michigan State University, Master of Science, Criminal Justice 2005 
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice 1995 
Lansing Community College, Associated Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice 1989

Previous Boards and Commissions
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cristo Rey Community Center
Chairman/Commissioner (2 terms) Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, Governor appointed
Member of the committee to establish a police oversight commission in East Lansing
Commissioner on the East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission
Member – Greater Lansing Alliance against Hate Crimes
Member – Lansing Mayor’s Committee for Drug Free Youth
YMCA Advisory Board member
Member of the East Lansing MacDonald Middle School COVID-19 Parent Work Group 
Member of the East Lansing High School parent stakeholder group for choosing the new principal 

Professional Activities
Currently employed with Ingham Intermediate Schools as the Law Enforcement Instructor at the Wilson Talent Center (Career Technical Education)
Current Adjunct Professor at Ferris State University 
Former Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University
Former Adjunct Professor at Baker College
Retired Lieutenant with the Lansing Police Department (25-year career)
Background in Community Policing and Recruitment and Retention

Community/Other Activities
Basketball Coach for East Lansing Red Cedar basketball league
Baseball Coach for the East Lansing baseball club
Enjoys Golf, running, working out and coaching sons in sports.

Award recipient- “Michigan Outstanding Hispanic Leadership Award” – Advocate of the Year 2012