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.
George Bosanic, City Manager, City of Greenville
George has 18 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as the city manager of Greenville for the last 13. 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.
Frank Brock, Jr., Mayor, City of Lathrup Village
Frank has more than 21 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as the mayor of Lathrup Village for the last 15. He is a member of the Michigan Municipal League Legislative Governance Committee. Frank is a past chairman and current board member of the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and current board member of both the Lathrup Village DDA and Lathrup Village Community Foundation.
Christine Burns, Village Manager, Village of Spring Lake
Christine has more than 21 years of experience as a municipal official. Christine is the village manager of Spring Lake 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 Local Government Management Association (MLGMA), International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and holds a Certified Master Municipal Clerk designation; she also serves as the President for the West MI Local Government Management Association and is on the Board of Directors for MLGMA.
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.
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.
Ken Hibl, City Manager, City of Clare
Ken has nine years Michigan municipal government experience, serving as the city manager of Clare. Prior to this appointment, he served as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces for thirty years in leadership positions in armor, aviation, law enforcement, installation management, and the diplomatic service in Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and various locations within the U.S. He is a Rotarian and member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association and International City Management Association.
Elva Mills, Village President, Village of Lexington
Elva has more than twenty years of experience as a municipal official, having served twelve years on the Madison Heights city council, and since 2000, on the Lexington Village council. Elva has also served on the boards of the Madison District Public Schools, the Sanilac County Community Mental Health Board and the Thumb Mental Health Alliance. In addition, she is currently active in a number of civic organizations, including the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, the Lexington Business Association, the League of Women voters, the American Association of University Women, and others.
Larry Nielsen, Village Manager, Village of Paw Paw
Nineteen years experience as a municipal official. Larry has been village manager in Paw Paw since August 2007 and was Bangor’s city manager for the previous seven years. He is currently chairman of the local chapter of the Michigan Local Government Management Association, has received Michigan Rural Water Association’s Manager of the Year award and has been involved with community theatre for more than twenty-five years.
Daniel Reszka, Village President, Village of Elk Rapids
Dan has more than 12 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as village president of Elk Rapids for the last 4 years. He is a current member of the Michigan Municipal League Governance Committee and past member of the Legislative and Urban Affairs Committee. Dan is a past chairman of Land Use and Planning Fund Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, past chairman and current board member of both Antrim County Habitat for Humanity and Lions Club.
Amy Roddy, City Manager, City of Durand
Amy has more than 25 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as city manager of Durand for the last 2 1/2 years. She was part of the organizing team for the Elected Officials Academy in 1996, served as an EOA Board member from 1997 – 1999 and was on both the Legislative Affairs Committee and Governance Committee for 2009 – 2010. Amy is a member of MLGMA, MAMC, MEDA and MI Downtown Association. She serves on the board of directors for the Durand Area Chamber of Commerce, Durand Union Station, Inc. and the Durand Downtown Development Authority.
William Vajda, City Manager, City of Marquette
Bill has a long and varied background in public service and private industry, having served in a number of high level defense, technology and intelligence roles within the U.S. Government and NATO. He has served as the City in Manager in Marquette since 2010, and is a member of a number of national, state and local industry and civic organizations.
Thomas Winarski, Mayor, City of Gladwin
Thomas has more than 37 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as mayor of Gladwin for the last 9 years. He has previously served as councilman and planning commission chairman. Thomas was a MML Region 6 officer and serves on various local and regional 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.