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Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
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Mackinaw City Village Manager Honored

Adam Smith Receives Special Award of Merit from Michigan Municipal League

DETROIT, Michigan – The Michigan Municipal League honored Mackinaw City Village Manager Adam Smith with a 2013 Special Award of Merit during the League’s Annual Convention on Sept. 19 in Detroit.

Since 2004, Smith has had the opportunity to work in village, city, and county government. A member of Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA), he currently serves on the MLGMA Board of Directors and its Community Education Committee. Smith has worked to place Master of Public Administration student interns and fellows into communities throughout Michigan for the past six years and was involved in the establishment of NextGen, a professional group of aspiring municipal managers.

“Adam exemplifies the young, talented leadership needed to help move Michigan forward,” said League CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin. “Here is a recent example of his can-do attitude: After attending a recent League program about Detroit SOUP, a monthly public dinner event and presentation series where attendees vote to fund small to medium-sized arts and community projects, he returned to his community of Jonesville and started a program there.” Smith is on the League’s Energy and Technology Committee and serves as the city manager representative on the Elected Officials Academy Advisory Board.

About the Awards of Merit: Each year, the Michigan Municipal League recognizes and honors a select few individuals with Special Awards of Merit for outstanding contributions to Michigan communities. The merit awards are given out during the League’s annual Convention.

For photos of Smith receiving his award go to this Michigan Municipal League “Award Winners” set on flickr : Photos can be downloaded from the League’s flickr page for free. We just ask that the following photo credit be given: Photo Courtesy of the Michigan Municipal League/


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