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Municipal league names Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss board VP

October 6, 2015
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Rosalynn Bliss
Rosalynn Bliss.

Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss has been named vice president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees.

Bliss was named to the role for 2015-2016 by the 19-member board during the Michigan Municipal League, or MML, 2015 convention last month in Traverse City.

As VP, Bliss is now in line to become MML president for the 2016-17 term.

“I’m extremely honored to be selected as vice president and am excited to serve in a leadership capacity with the MML,” Bliss said. “This is an incredible organization focused on supporting and advocating for local communities.”


Bliss has served on the MML board since 2013, and she’s been a city commissioner since 2006.

She is the director of residential services at D.A. Blodgett-St. John's in Grand Rapids and oversees the St. John’s Home Campus, which provides emergency shelter and residential services for abused and neglected children.

In addition, Bliss is an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University's School of Social Work.

MML president

The board also selected East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett as its president for 2015-2016.

Triplett has served on the MML board since 2012, including the past year as VP.

He’s been on the East Lansing City Council since 2007.


The Ann Arbor-based MML 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.

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