Board of Trustees
A 13-member Board of Trustees composed of elected and appointed municipal officials governs the Fund. Administration is provided by the MML's Risk Management Services Division.
Chair: Frank Brock, Jr., Mayor, City of Lathrup Village
Frank has more than 26 years experience as a municipal official, serving as the mayor of Lathrup Village for the last 20. He is a member of the Michigan Municipal League Legislative Governance Committee. Frank is a past chairman the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and current board member of both the Lathrup Village DDA and Lathrup Village Community Foundation.
Vice-Chair: Christine Burns, Village Manager, Village of Spring Lake
Christine has more than 25 years of experience as a municipal official. Christine has been the village manager of Spring Lake since 2012 after serving the City of Cedar Springs for more than five years and the Village of Oxford for nearly two years. She also served the City of Clare for more than 14 years. Chris graduated from Central Michigan University with the BS in BA majoring in Management (1990) and earned her MSA in Public Administration from CMU in 2006. Fire Up Chips! Chris is a member of the Michigan Municipal Executives (MME), International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and holds a Certified Master Municipal Clerk designation; she has also served as the President for the West MI Local Government Management Association and has served on the Board of Directors for MME.
Lois Allen-Richardson, Councilmember, City of Ypsilanti
Lois has more than sixteen years of experience as a municipal official, serving as councilmember and mayor pro-tem of Ypsilanti all sixteen. She is a founding member and the current president of Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO). Lois is also currently serving as president of the Elected Officials Academy Advisory Board, has previously served as a MML Board of Trustee member and is a past regional secretary with MML. Lois is also involved in several local civic organizations.
George Bosanic, City Manager, City of Greenville
George has over 25 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as the city manager of Greenville for the last 21. He is a past president of the Greenville Rotary, winner of the Community Spirit Collaboration Award and a founding board member of the Montcalm County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization. He is a member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association and International City Management Association.
Maureen Donker, Mayor, City of Midland
Maureen has more than five years of experience as a municipal official, and has served as mayor of Midland since 2009. She has been the Executive Director of The Reece Endeavor of Midland, a community program providing homes for individuals with special needs, since 1998. Maureen is also active in the Midland community, serving on various local and regional civic organizations.
Deborah Doyle, Mayor, City of Durand
Deb is currently serving as mayor for the City of Durand. The MML past president and former Elected Officials Academy board member has been an active member of various League committees, on the Michigan Association of Mayors board, and has graduated all four levels of the EOA program. in 2009, she established the Tim Doyle Scholarship fund in loving memory of her husband, and fellow councilmember, Tim Doyle. With the scholarship, 23 elected officials have been able to attend the EOA Core Weekender at no cost. Deb was awarded an MML Honorary Life Membership in 2012.
Scott Erickson, City Manager, City of Ironwood
Scott has more than thirty years of experience as a municipal official, serving as city manager of Ironwood since 2005. He previously served with the city of Oshkosh, WI and Andover, MN. Scott was a Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees member from 2011 – 2014 and received the MML Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award in 2016. He has previously served as the president of the Upper Peninsula City Managers Organization and is involved in several local civic organizations.
Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO,
Michigan Municipal League
In March 2005, Dan Gilmartin was appointed as the seventh executive director of the Michigan Municipal League, the state’s association of communities since 1899. He directs the League’s programming, policy development, and member services. Prior to being appointed executive director, Gilmartin served as the League’s deputy director from 2000-2005, leading efforts to revitalize its membership programs and design new services for Michigan communities. He also served for four years as the organization’s lead lobbyist in Lansing and in Washington, concentrating on a number of key issues including transportation, land use and urban redevelopment. Prior to joining the League in 1996, Gilmartin served as executive director of the Conference of Western Wayne for seven years, where he worked directly with cities and townships on a number of critical issues confronting local governments. Through his work on behalf of municipalities, Gilmartin is recognized as a statewide leader in the fields of urban revitalization, local government reform, and transportation policy. Recognizing that communities are at the core of the economic turnaround of Michigan, he is a passionate leader for making sure we create vibrant creative communities for the future, not the past.
Larry Nielsen, Village Manager, Village of Paw Paw
With over 31 years experience as a municipal official, Larry has been proud of his service. He was selected for the "Excellence in Local Government Award" in 2014 by the Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA). Earlier the same year, Larry was honored as the Manager of the Year by the Michigan Rural Water Association. He has been village manager in Paw Paw since August 2007. He is currently chairman of the local chapter of MLGMA.
Phil O'Dwyer, Mayor, City of Berkley
Phil has more than twelve years of experience as a municipal official, serving as mayor of Berkley since 2011. He began his public service career as a council member in 2005 in Berkley. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Mayors, a delegate to the National League of Cities, and a member of the South Eastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). Phil holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Wayne State University and is currently President and Clinical Director of Brookfield Clinics in Garden City. He is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Counseling at Oakland University in Rochester.
John Shay, City Manager, City of Ludington
John has more than nineteen years of experience as a municipal official, serving as city manager of Ludington since 2003. He previously served with the village of Almont as their manager for five years. John is a Michigan Municipal Executive Board Member and a Michigan Municipal Executive Ethics Committee Member. He serves on various community boards and is involved in several local civic organizations.
Adam Smith, City Administrator, City of Grand Ledge
Adam has more than nine years experience as a municipal official, currently serving as the administrator in Grand Ledge. Prior to that he was manager in the Village of Mackinaw City. He is a member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association and currently serves on the MLGMA Board of Directors. Adam serves on MML’s Elected Official Academy Board of Directors and is a member of the International City/County Management Association. He is also active in several local civic organizations.
Michael Forster, Fund Administrator,
Michigan Municipal League
Mike oversees all administrative, financial and regulatory aspects of the League’s casualty and worker’s compensation insurance programs. He is responsible for implementing the policies of the insurance program governing boards and for reporting operating results to the Pool and Fund boards and members. Mike has been with the League since 1990. Previous to his appointment as Director in 2004, he held the positions of Claim Manager and Assistant Director of Risk Management. Mike also spent eight years with a national insurance carrier as a multi-line claims supervisor. A 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Mike is currently pursuing the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.