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


Ferrysburg Mayor Pro Tem Receives Ambassador Award

Michigan Municipal League Honors Rebecca Hopp

LANSING, Michigan – The Michigan Municipal League has honored Ferrysburg Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Hopp with its Ambassador Award for exemplary service. She received the recognition during the League’s annual Capital Conference Awards Gala March 21 in Lansing.

The Ambassador Award is given to Michigan Municipal League members who successfully complete all four levels of the League’s Elected Officials Academy program. Hopp is among just a handful of leaders to complete all four levels.

“Rebecca Hopp has been a staunch supporter of the League and active participant in many League programs over the years. Accomplishing the highest level of the League’s EOA program demonstrates her commitment to being the best public servant to her community and the state,” said Lois Allen-Richardson, Ypsilanti councilmember and chair of the League’s Elected Officials Academy board. “This is a tremendous achievement.”

The goal of the Ambassador Award is to encourage and recognize the exemplary service of locally elected officials to their community, to the communities of the state of Michigan, and to the Michigan Municipal League. The Ambassador Award demonstrates the practical application of acquired education and skills and requires a portfolio of achievement reviewed by the Elected Officials Academy board.

Hopp began her political experience as a write-in candidate, defeating a defense attorney, in November 2009 to get elected to the Ferrysburg City Council. A month later she attended her first EOA training and her involvement with the League grew from there. She served as Region 3 President, EOA Vice and President, past League Board of Trustee member, and currently is President of Michigan Women in Municipal Government. In her comments at the Gala, Hopp thanked the unending support from her husband Jack, daughter Amanda, and her mother.

About the Ambassador Award: The Ambassador Award demonstrates the practical application of acquired education and skills. Hopp demonstrated this through a portfolio of achievement reviewed by the Elected Officials Academy Board (EOA). She is only the seventh person to receive this award.

For photos of Hopp receiving this honor go to this Michigan Municipal League “Award Recipients” album on flickr: Photos can be downloaded from the League’s flickr page for free. We just ask that the following photo credit be given: Flickr Photo Michigan Municipal League/

For additional information contact the League’s Matt Bach, director of media relations, at (734) 669-6317 (office) and

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