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Amna Seibold takes the lead

June 3, 2014
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Amna Seibold
Amna Seibold.

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Amna Seibold may be the only woman mayor in the county right now, but she's on a mission to see more women in public office and wants to see more gender-balanced governmental representation.

Seibold proudly holds two leadership positions as mayor of East Grand Rapids and director of pathology at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.

The city

Her public service began in 2000 as city planning commissioner, and she first ran for office in 2005, when she was elected city commissioner.

Now as mayor, she serves as head of a city with national recognition as a great place to live and raise a family, and she points to the city’s balanced budget and AAA bond rating as a sign of continued excellence.

Pathology

At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Seibold manages the pathology laboratory, running approximately 2 million tests annually and staffing 105 employees who take pride in delivering high-quality testing for physician diagnosis and patient care.

She is also the project manager for the new 100,000-square-foot building being constructed in Rockford to house Mercy Health Physician Partners.

In the community

Seibold is active in the community and serves on various boards: member, State Board of Accountancy, following an appointment by Gov. Rick Snyder; board member, The Rapid; past board chair, Michigan Blood; and member, West Michigan host committee for the Michigan State University Political Leadership Program, where she works to recruit, train and inspire tomorrow’s public policy leaders and prepare them for effective governance.

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