Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 1. 2013
Kalamazoo City Attorney Clyde Robinson Selected as Vice President of Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
DETROIT, Michigan (Oct. 1, 2013) – The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) is pleased to announce that Kalamazoo City Attorney Clyde Robinson was elected as Vice President of the organization at its Annual Meeting held in Detroit September 20, 2013.
Robinson has been a member of the statewide association for more than 30 years and served on the MAMA board of directors since 2002. Robinson said he was honored to be selected as Vice President. Troy municipal attorney Lori Grigg Bluhm was selected as president after serving the past two years as MAMA Vice President.
“The education and personal relationships I’ve gained from my years of involvement with the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys has been invaluable. I’m greatly pleased and honored to be appointed by my peers to help lead this excellent association of lawyers whose business is serving the public.”
Robinson, city attorney for Kalamazoo, has spent his entire legal career practicing municipal law. He worked for the city of Battle Creek from 1980 to 2008, first as an assistant city attorney, concentrating on ordinance prosecution; then as deputy city attorney, leading civil litigation responsibilities in state and federal trial and appellate courts; and finally as Battle Creek's city attorney starting in 1999.
In 2008 he accepted the appointment as Kalamazoo's city attorney. In addition to his long-standing involvement with MAMA, Robinson is a past president of the Calhoun County Bar Association, a former chairperson of the Public Corporation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and a past member of the State Bar Representative Assembly. He also served for 20 years on the advisory committee for the Kellogg Community College Legal Assistant Program. He is a co-editor of Michigan Municipal Law, published in 2012 by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Robinson, a Kalamazoo native, is a 1976 graduate of Western Michigan University and received his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1979.
During the Sept. 20 meeting, the association (http://www.mama-online.org/) also honored past MAMA President Stephen K. Postema and immediate past President Randall L. Brown. Postema was honored for his dedication and service to the boards of directors of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and the Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund (2006-2013) and as the president and chair (2009-2011). Brown was honored for his dedication and service to MAMA and the MML Legal Defense Fund as the president and chair (2011-2013).
For photos of Robinson and Bluhm go to this Michigan Municipal League set on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michigancommunities/sets/72157636056579944/
About the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys: The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) is a chartered section of the Michigan Municipal League, which is a Michigan non-profit corporation. MAMA was established in 1935 as an affiliated organization of the League. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the member municipal attorneys. Membership consists of every city and village attorney, who represents a member of the Michigan Municipal League, their deputies and assistants, and League staff members duly admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan. Any attorney admitted to practice law in Michigan who has a substantial interest in municipal law may become an associate member upon application and approval by the Board of Directors. Any student enrolled in a recognized law school may be a law student member upon application and approval by the Board of Directors.