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Now You Novi

Now You Novi

By City of Novi

The City of Novi is a full-service, municipal government in southeast Michigan. Providing quality communications for its more than 60,000 residents and businesses is a community hallmark. The lighthearted, sometimes witty dialogue is intended to provide an in-depth look at City operations and topics of local interest. If there is a topic you’d like covered, simply email
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The Future of Public Safety in Novi
Novi's new Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, Erick Zinser, stops by to talk about his vision for the future of public safety in Novi.
May 06, 2022
Special Outreach Services
Sheryl and Ara chat with Madison and Jessica about Novi's unique Special Outreach Services program.
February 28, 2022
2021 Recap and Previewing the New Year
Mayor Bob Gatt joins as a guest host for this episode to recap 2021 and also to highlight new things to come for Novi in 2022.
January 04, 2022
Holiday Events in Novi
This episode is all about the exciting and unique holiday events including "Winter, Wine, and Whimsy", "Santa Calls", and "Festive Fuerst Nights".
November 03, 2021
Fire Prevention Week
City Manager Pete Auger, Fire Chief Jeff Johnson and Assistant Fire Chief John Martin discuss Fire Prevention Week and provide tips for fire safety.
October 04, 2021
2020 Census Results
Assistant City Manager Victor Cardenas joins us to discuss the newly released dated data from the Census and the impact it will have on Novi.
September 07, 2021
Michigan State Fair
Blair and McKenzie Bowman from the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi join us to preview this year's Michigan State Fair. 
August 02, 2021
Economic Development
Novi Economic Development Director Mike McCready and City Manager Pete Auger highlight some recent developments in Novi. 
July 15, 2021
Trash Talk
Assistant City Manager Victor Cardenas is here with all of the details on the new trash collection service from GFL Environmental.
June 07, 2021
Better Roads Ahead
Sheryl and Ara talk with Construction Engineer Aaron Staup, and Communications Manager Nathan Mueller about the 2021 road construction season. BRAD was unable to make it.
May 03, 2021
National Community Survey
Assistant City Manager Victor Cardenas joins Sheryl and Ara to breakdown the results from the Novi's community survey.
April 05, 2021
Recap of the Winter 2021 Snow Season
Jeff and Dean are back to talk about some challenges and successes of this years snow season.
March 01, 2021
Welcome Back to Lakeshore Park
Novi's largest park, Lakeshore got a facelift. The park reopens on  February 1, 2021 with a new community building, a new pavilion, new  playground and more.
February 01, 2021
Taking A Look Back At 2020
Although 2020 has been a difficult year for all of use, Sheryl Walsh-Molloy and Mayor Bob Gatt take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in our city.
January 04, 2021
Snow Removal
Novi's Department of Public Works team gives insight on how and when they plow the roads in Novi. It's a surprisingly scientific process for a service that we're all thankful for.
December 07, 2020
National Citizen Survey
Sheryl and Ara chat with City Manager Pete Auger on the importance of the National Citizen Survey and it's impact on Novi. 
November 02, 2020
Election Q&A with our City Clerk
Sheryl and Ara introduce a previously recorded Facebook live segment with City Clerk Cortney Hanson and Community Relations Specialist Nathan Mueller. Plus Ara shares a spooky Now You Novi segment just in time for Halloween. 
October 20, 2020
Recreating Parks & Recreation
Sheryl and Ara talk with Novi Parks & Rec Director Jeff Muck, and Recreation Programmer Chase Root about how Novi has reimagined parks programming in light of the pandemic. Plus a big announcement about Novi's iconic water tower.
October 05, 2020
Back to School
Dr. Ken Gutman (Superintendent, Walled Lake Consolidated School District), and Dr. Steve Matthews (Superintendent, Novi Community Schools) talk with Sheryl and Ara about the challenges and opportunities of returning to school during the pandemic.
August 31, 2020
Twelve Oaks Mall
In this third episode, hosts Sheryl Walsh-Molloy and Ara Topouzian are joined by Dan Jones, General Manager at Twelve Oaks Mall. Dan talks about how Twelve Oaks came to Novi, how it has adapted to the changing times and what the future holds for Southeast Michigan’s premiere shopping center.
August 03, 2020
Police Matters
In this second episode, hosts Sheryl Walsh-Molloy and Ara Topouzian  are joined by Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy.  Chief Molloy shares operation details of the Novi Police Department, highlighting the education, training and philosophy of the force.
July 13, 2020
Episode 1
The City of Novi launches the Now You Novi Podcast adding a new communication platform to its toolbox. Hear all the ways to stay connected to Novi and everything the community offers.
June 29, 2020