Rob Gjonaj Donovic

Rob Donovic


Cell:  (734) 956-0233
City Hall Phone: (734) 466-2254

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Councilman Rob Gjonaj Donovic is the youngest official elected to the Livonia City Council and served as a Chinook helicopter Door gunner in Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in Operation Inherent Resolve campaign War on Terror. He is passionate about maintaining Livonia’s strong sense of community through community organizations, especially those that promote art and music programs and city parks. This ensures that the City continues to attract innovative development that is consistent with the character of Livonia. Public safety is of the utmost importance, as a safe community is a strong community.


  • Re-elected to a four-year term from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025

(through December 31, 2023)

  • Chair of Economic Development, Strategic Planning and Technology Committee
  • Vice Chair of Public Safety and Health Committee
  • Member of Senior Citizens, Families and Environment Committee
  • Member of Committee of the Whole


  • Member of the Livonia Junior Chamber (Livonia Jaycees)
  • Member of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Member the Arts Commission


  • Owner of a commercial and residential real estate property development company
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Army National Guard Soldier
  • Reserve Police Officer


  • Graduate of Churchill High School
  • Attended Schoolcraft College


Rob’s family immigrated to America from Albania, in the mid-1980s. They settled in Michigan and began a restaurant business, which he assisted with whenever he wasn’t playing football for the Livonia Orioles or Churchill Chargers. This is where Rob’s passion for service would start and what led him to join the Army and police department. His role models consisted of veterans and police officers, who would tell their war stories and explain to him the true meaning of service to our country before ourselves.