Michigan Municipal League Members and Supporters Honored

Posted on April 8, 2021 by Dene Westbrook

Several Michigan Municipal League members and supporters we’re honored with various awards and recognitions recently.

The League normally has an Awards Gala during our Capital Conference (CapCon) to recognize these honorees, but due to COVID-19 the last two in-person gala’s were cancelled.

League Board President Bill Wild, Mayor of Westland, acknowledged many of these honorees during his opening speech at CapCon, March 16, 2021. But in case you missed it we thought we would recap all these deserving individuals here in this blog post. These people were also recognized in a series of press releases that you can find on the League’s press release page here and we did multiple social media posts about them as well.

We’ve included links to the press releases on their names below. To recap, those honored are:

  • Pat McGinnis, Grand Haven City Manager – Community Builder Award
  • State Reps. Jim Ellison and Jeff Yaroch – Legislators of the Year
  • Chris Barnett, Orion Township Supervisor – Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award
  • Brenda F. Moore, Saginaw Mayor and immediate past president of the League Board – Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award
  • Dick Bolen, former Wakefield City Councilmember and past MML Board president – Honorary Life Membership Award
  • 32 Graduates of the Women’s Municipal Leadership Program were honored. View them all here.
  • 14 Graduates of the League’s 2021 Elected Officials Academy were recognized. View them here.

To get details about these awards, check out our award page:

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