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Michigan Municipal League

Press Release


Matt Bach
Director of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317; C: (810) 874-1073;


Michigan Municipal League Promotes Long-Time Employee Dene Westbrook


ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Long-time Michigan Municipal League employee Dene Westbrook was recently promoted to the position of Director of Internal Operations.

Westbrook, of Pittsfield Township, has more than 15 years’ experience in the fields of technology, graphic design, and branding. She started at the League in 1999 and has held a variety of positions, including IT manager, systems architect, and graphic/web designer.

“Dene is someone who can do just about anything,” said Dan Gilmartin, League CEO and Executive Director. “She started off with our organization at an entry-level position in our support services department nearly 20 years ago. She has worked her way up at the League by impressing us with her skill, knowledge and desire to learn at every step along the way. I’m very excited to see what she can do as the leader of our internal operations.”

In her new role, Westbrook oversees the League’s technology roadmap and current infrastructure, which consists of the wide area network, software applications, websites, peripherals and mobile devices. She also manages and helps plan all League and affiliate organization (Michigan Association of Mayors, Michigan Municipal Executives, Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys) events and logistics, such as the League’s annual Convention and Capital Conference, trainings, workshops and webinars.

In addition, she comes from a graphics background, so she is uniquely able to direct the League’s team of designers to apply branding in all aspects of operations, whether for an event, website, flyer, report, or artwork for the office. Lastly, she works with the facilities manager to ensure proper operation of all aspects of our building.

“I feel I’m very fortunate to work in an organization that recognizes and rewards staff from within,” Westbrook said. “Because I have worked in so many different areas of the League, I’ve gained a deep knowledge of League operations from a variety of perspectives. This will help me tremendously as the League’s internal operations director.”

For additional information, contact the League’s Matt Bach, director of communications, at (810) 874-1073 (cell); (734) 669-6317 (office) and

Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The 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. Learn more at




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