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Press Release

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2012

Randall L. Brown Re-Elected as President of Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys

LANSING, Michigan (Sept. 20, 2012)—-The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys is pleased to announce that Portage City Attorney Randall L. Brown was re-elected as President of the organization at its Annual Meeting held in Lansing September 20, 2012.brown

Brown states that his first year as President has been “very busy and productive” and he is “looking forward to the new challenges of the next year”.  He thanks and congratulates all those who worked hard to organize and present very successful and educational programs, the publication of the new MAMA book “Michigan Local Government Ethics” as well as the establishment of the first Law School/MAMA Municipal Externship program. 

Brown has been on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and on the Board of the Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund since 1999. Brown served the past year as president and prior two years as Vice President of the municipal attorneys association. He has been legal counsel for Portage for the past 28 years and the city attorney since 1993. In 2010, Brown was awarded the Portage City Attorney contract for another five years. He is also a member of the Legislative Concerns Committee, the Professionalism and Education Committee, and is involved in other committee work dealing with issues affecting municipalities in Michigan.

He graduated from Cooley Law School cum laude with distinction in 1981 and received the Most Distinguished Student award and was the law school’s first editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Brown was a law clerk for the Honorable C.H. Mullen before entering private practice in 1984 and now employs two associate attorneys in his law firm, Randall L. Brown & Associates, PLC, in Portage. Besides municipal law, the firm represents clients in the areas of real estate, domestic relations, business entities, criminal law, probate/estate planning and bankruptcy.

As a long-standing and dedicated public official, City Attorney Brown addresses a broad range of legal issues on a regular basis, including matters concerning the Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, contract and land use issues among many others. He is also the village attorney for the Village of Mendon in St. Joseph County, Michigan. He lives with his wife Cindy in Portage and they have two children, Sarah and Jason.

Also during the annual meeting Thursday, the Association re-elected Troy City Attorney Lori Grigg Bluhm as vice president of MAMA for the 2012-13 term.

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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.


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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