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Mayor Spotlight

Wendell Dompier
Baraga Village President

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

Baraga Village President Wendell Compier 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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