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Utica Mayor Named President of Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees

Jacqueline Noonan said she intends to focus on improving rapid transit and the fiscal model for local governments.

Jacqueline Noonan has served 13 terms as Mayor of Utica.
Jacqueline Noonan has served 13 terms as Mayor of Utica.

The following information was submitted in a press release.

Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan was selected as the 2013-14 President of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees.

Noonan, who spent the past year as the board’s vice president, was selected as president by the 19-member board Sept. 17, 2013, during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2013 Convention taking place in Detroit.  In addition, Wakefield Mayor Dick Bolen was selected as board vice president. As vice president, Bolen is in line to become the League president next year.

Noonan has served on the League board since 2010 and her Utica City Council experience dates back to 1981 when she was elected to a four-year term to city council. She became Utica’s first woman mayor in 1987 and has been mayor ever since. Assuming she is re-elected to a 14th term (she’s running unopposed for mayor this fall), she’ll become Utica’s longest serving mayor on Jan. 1, 2014.

“I’m truly honored to be selected as the League’s President for the next year,” Noonan said, adding she’ll focus on two main priorities during her one-year term as president. “Rapid transit in southeastern Michigan is No. 1, and No. 2 is changing the fiscal model in Michigan for local governments. Those are going to be the two most important items I will have on my personal agenda as president."

Noonan has been involved with the League for several years, including serving on numerous League boards and committees. She has been a SEMCOG Executive Committee member and long-term chair and member of the Macomb County Mayors Association.  She also is the immediate past-president of the Michigan Mayors Association.

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