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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett was selected as the 2015-16 president of the Michigan Municipal League (MML) Board of Trustees last week during the MML’s 2015 Convention in Traverse City.
Triplett was named board president by the 19-member board. At age 31, he is the youngest president in MML’s history.
Triplett has served on the MML board since 2012, including serving over the past year as vice president, and he’s been on the East Lansing City Council since 2007. Triplett became the youngest mayor in East Lansing’s history in 2013 at age 30.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be selected as League president,” Triplett said. “I feel blessed to be involved in an organization that does the critical work the Michigan Municipal League does. A lot of people ask: What does it feel like to me the youngest mayor, what does it feel like to be the youngest MML president? But the truth is I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. Age is just a number. What our cities need and what the League needs are people who are deeply committed to building great communities in Michigan, no matter how young or old they are.”
Triplett began his service to East Lansing as a member of the city’s Human Relations Commission and Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee. He has served as a member of the League’s Legislative Governance Committee and Land Use & Economic Development Policy Committee and is a Level IV Elected Officials Academy graduate. Triplett also serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) and Haven House, a shelter providing emergency housing and support services to families with children. He is the past president of the Rotary Club of East Lansing and a recipient of the Governor’s Service Award and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 10 Over the Next 10 Award.
In related action, the board selected Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss as the League’s 2015-16 vice president.
The Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C. and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.
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