Education & Events

Elected Officials Academy Advisory Board

The Michigan Municipal League’s Elected Officials Academy is a voluntary continuing education program established to encourage and recognize the efforts of local elected officials to become effective leaders.

Learn more about serving as a Board Member and how to apply.

President: Raylon Leaks-May, Councilmember, Ferndale
Vice President: Dennis Hennen, Councilmember, Berkley

Term Expires at Convention 2022

Colleen Brown, Mayor, Montrose
Monica Galloway, Council President, Flint
Don Gerrie, Mayor, Sault Ste. Marie
Dennis Hennen, Councilmember, Berkley
Raylon Leaks-May, Councilmember, Ferndale
Josh Meringa, Councilmember, Grandville

Term Expires at Convention 2023

Marty Colburn, City Manager,  Traverse City
Abe Garcia, Councilmember, Wayland
Cardi DeMonaco, Councilmember, Eastpointe
Ernestine Lyons, Councilmember, Harper Woods
Lev Wood, Councilmember, Grosse Pointe Farms

Term Expires at Convention 2024

Rock Abboud, Councilmember, Beverly Hills
Eric Hufnagel, Mayor, Saint Johns
Roberto Valdez, Village President, Blissfield

Past Presidents

Joe Greene, Mayor, Caro
Brenda F. Moore, Mayor Pro Tem, Saginaw
Susan Rowe, Former Mayor, Wayne
Lois Allen-Richardson, Mayor Pro Tem, Ypsilanti
Rebecca Hopp, Mayor, Ferrysburg
Josh Meringa, Councilmember,Grandville
Mary Kerwin, Former Councilmember, Troy
Ricarda Bandkau, Former Mayor, City of Brighton
David Lossing, Former Mayor, City of Linden
Patricia Capek, Former Councilmember, City of Cedar Springs
Richard Clanton, Former Mayor, City of Kentwood
Donald Tubbs, Former Mayor Pro Tem, City of Hastings
Gerald Tuzinowski, Former Councilmember, City of Algonac
LaVern Dittenber, Former Mayor, City of AuGres
Dale Zamecki, Councilmember, City of Southgate
Marty Wazbinski, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Midland
James Sinclair, Former Mayor Pro Tem, City of Rogers City
Carol Sheets, Former Mayor, City of Wyoming
Franklin Campbell, Former Mayor, City of Hastings
Robert Heilman Jr., Former President, Village of Mackinaw City

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