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Wendell Dompier has served as the village president of Baraga, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, since 1998. Wendell has always had a strong sense of community. He has been a member of the Lions Club, Lumberjack Days committee (20 years), Baraga Fire Department (15 years retired), and an EMT B with Bay Ambulance. He retired from the Ojibwa Casino Resort after 26 years. He is currently serving on the Bay Ambulance Board of Directors and the Baraga DDA. Wendell was appointed to the Michigan Association of Mayors Board in November 2015.
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Annual events such as the MAM Summer Workshop, Mayors' Exchange Day, and Legislative Breakfast provide affordable educational and networking opportunities exclusively designed for MAM members. To garner support for legislative goals, members are encouraged to participate in occasional media events hosted by the MAM board.
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Awards & Recognition
MAM offers the Advocate of the Year Award to recognize mayors and village presidents for excellence in their profession. The award is presented once a year to a peer-nominated individual who has made outstanding contributions to local government.
Board of Directors
MAM’s board of directors provides an opportunity to become further involved in the association’s activities, including event planning and advocacy efforts.