Upcoming Events

MAM Annual Meeting
Sept.14, 2017
216 Van Raalte Ave.
Holland, MI

Mayor Spotlight

Phil O'Dwyer
Mayor, Berkley

campbellPhil O’Dwyer has been mayor of Berkley since 2011 and had previously served on the city council for six years. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Mayors, a delegate to the National League of Cities, a member of the South Eastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and is a member of the Woodward Avenue Action Association Board of Directors. Mayor O’Dwyer was born in Holycross, Co.Tipperary, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States on August 16,1973 and became an American citizen in 1979. He has been a Berkley resident since 1980. He studied psychology at the University of Detroit and the University of Notre Dame and holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Wayne State University. Currently, he is President and Clinical Director of Brookfield Clinics, Garden City, Michigan. He is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Counseling at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has also authored several academic publications and is a national consultant on Mental Health issues. Mayor O’Dwyer is a 2015 inductee in the Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame.

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Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn Elected as 2016-17 President of Michigan Association of Mayors

Baraga Village President Wendell Dompier Selected as Vice President

At the Michigan Municipal League's 2016 Convention, Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn was elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Michigan Association of Mayors. Kilbourn was previously vice president. Baraga Village President Wendell Dompier was selected as the new vice president. Read more.




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