Rogers City mayor Scott McLennan has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Michigan Municipal League.
The Michigan Municipal League supports cities and municipalities all across the state of Michigan, providing training and education, as well as advocacy for cities.
The league was instrumental in helping Rogers City get pension liability legislation changed in the past, so McLennan has familiarity with the organization.
McLennan was approached by the league’s executive director about running for their open position a few weeks ago, and decided to enter his name, eventually being elected.
McLennan is the only representative for all of northeast Michigan and he was elected to a four year term.
Rogers City is working on developing their downtown and becoming a Main Street Community, and McLennan now has another resource to help them in that development.
“Since becoming a Main Street Community here in Rogers City, we already are finding out that lots of resources are out there,” said McLennan. “This is just one more resource that’s going to help us to grow and prosper as a community.”
McLennan is looking forward to getting to work with the other four newly elected board members and learn things from them about how he can better Rogers City.
“I will be all ears trying to learn as much as I can about other successful cities and how they mapped that out, how they mapped their path out to becoming a successful city,” he said. “Networking is so powerful, whether it’s in the business community or whether it’s in government, you can find out so much by listening and learning from others.”
McLennan will learn more about his duties at the board meeting in Lansing on Friday, December 15th.