Michael Fournier is the current mayor of Royal Oak. He was first elected as a city comissioner in 2011. When former mayor Jim Ellison was elected as State Representative in 2015, Fournier was appointed mayor to replace Ellison who moved on to Lansing. Fournier won election in 2016 against opponent Mike Skinner.

Mr. Fournier holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from The University of Notre Dame.