DEARBORN - The Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency-Dearborn was filled with members and guests of the Michigan Municipal League's 112th Annual Convention Awards Banquet on Thursday night.
The highlight of the evening was the annual awards presentation. Among the honorees:
Special Awards of Merit to Detroit Councilmember Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr.; MSHDA Interim Executive Director Gary Heidel; and Muskegon Commissioner Clara Shepherd.
Legislator of the Year Awards to Representative Ed Clemente (D-Lincoln Park); Representative Doug Geiss (D-Taylor); and Representative joe Haveman (R-Holland).
Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award to Sault Sainte Marie Mayor Anthony "Tony" Bosbous.
Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award to Hastings Mayor Robert L. May.
Honorary Life Membership Award to Grand Blanc Mayor Michael Matheny.
Outgoing MML Board President Jeff Jenks introduced incoming MML Board President Carol Shafto, who presented Jenks with an honorary gavel commemorating his year of service to the League and its efforts on behalf of all of Michigan's communities and residents.
Another great year for League members! Congratulations, everyone!