Commissioner Charles Winfrey is a lifelong resident of the City of Flint, and was elected to serve as County Commissioner for the 2nd District in 2020. He has served as campaign manager, campaign advisor or field director on behalf of many candidates for local political office, and served for many years with the Genesee County Democratic Party’s coordinated campaign. In addition, he brings eons of public service to the benefit of 2nd District residents. He has served as a member of the Beecher Board of Education (1986-1992), serving as president for one year; he is a member and former president for many years of the Northridge Academy Board of Directors, he re-established and served as former president of the Ballenger Highway Neighborhood Association and he is chairman of the Michigan Basketball Association Board of Directors.
A graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, Winfrey holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Africana studies. In 1989, he founded and served as executive director of the Coalition for Positive Youth Development; a coalition of organizations assembled to remediate Flint’s burgeoning youth gang problem. From 1991-2001 he served as contract compliance and equal opportunity officer for the city of Flint. Since 2004 he has served as executive director of the Floyd J. McCree Theatre.
Winfrey and his wife Shirley (Burton) Winfrey are the parents of two daughters.You can reach Commissioner Winfrey at (810) 341-5931 or [email protected].