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Press Release

For Immediate Release:
September 27, 2010

Ph: 734-669-6317

Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan Elected President of the Michigan Association of Mayors

St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin Elected MAM Vice President

noonanDEARBORN, Mich— Utica Mayor Jacqueline K. Noonan was elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) at the Michigan Mayoral Summit during the Michigan Municipal League's 112th Annual Convention, Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn. She also was appointed to a three-year term on the Michigan Municipal League Board last week.

Mayor Noonan is currently serving her 12th term as Mayor of the City of Utica and was the city’s first woman to serve in that position. A retired high school teacher, Jacqueline holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from Oakland University. Prior to becoming Mayor, she served a four-year term on the Utica City Council. Noonan has served in leadership roles for the Michigan Municipal League and has been a SEMCOG Executive Committee member and long-term chair and member of the Macomb County Mayors Association. She has served on many local boards and commissions, received multiple honors and awards, and works with the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the Metro Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mayor Noonan is generally recognized as the architect of Utica’s rebirth and ongoing success as a tiny full-service city on Detroit’s suburban rim.

St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin was elected to a one-year term as MAM vice-president. He was employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections for more than 21years and served on the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education from 1993-2001. He served as a council member on the St Ignace City Council from 2002-2006 and has been mayor since 2006. He is a member of the Lions Club and St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce. He is a Western Michigan University graduate and has five granddaughters.

The Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) is the official nonpartisan organization of Michigan's chief elected officials. MAM works to assist the chief elected officials of cities and villages; advance the various interests and operations of communities represented by its members and all Michigan communities; promote cooperation among communities statewide; and advocate local interests at the state and federal level.

For more information, visit the MAM website.

More information:
- For additional photos of Noonan and the new MML board members go here.
- For additional Convention-related press releases, go here.

Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.






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