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Press Release

Matt Bach, Director of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317;


Officials from Farmington Hills, Berkley and Ferrysburg Elected to Statewide Municipal Leaders Association

MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - The members of Michigan Municipal League today elected three new members to the statewide MML Board of Trustees and re-elected three other board members.

During the League’s Annual Meeting at its 2012 Convention Oct. 3 on Mackinac Island, the League membership elected as new board members Steve Baker, city of Berkley councilmember; Steve Brock, Farmington Hills city manager; and Rebecca Hopp, city of Ferrysburg councilmember. Also re-elected to the 19-person board were Susan Baldwin, Battle Creek mayor; Nathan Triplett, East Lansing mayor pro tem; and Kathie Grinzinger, Mount Pleasant city manager.

The League board also selected its 2012-13 officers. Linden Mayor David Lossing was named League president and Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan was selected as vice president. As vice president, Noonan is in line to become the League president next year.

The six newly elected trustees join Executive Director & CEO Dan Gilmartin and the other volunteers who remain on the 2012-13 Board: Deb Greene, Rogers City mayor pro tem; Dan Greer, Jackson city councilmember; Amos O’Neal, Saginaw city councilmember; Suzanne Pixley, Eastpointe mayor; Charles Pugh, Detroit City council president; Lois Allen-Richardson, Ypsilanti mayor pro tem; Ricci Bandkau, Brighton city councilmember; Dick Bolen, Wakefield mayor; Scott Erickson, Ironwood city manager; Adam Umbrasas, Kingsley village manager; and Pauline Repp, Port Huron Mayor.

The board also thanked Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski, Paw Paw Village Manager Larry Nielsen and Cedar Springs Councilmember Patricia Capek, for their years of service on the board.


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For more information contact Matt Bach, League Director of Communications, at 734-669-6317 or

About the League: The 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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