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Vice Mayor Don Cooney

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Occupation: Associate Professor, WMU

Number of Years of Residence in the City: More than 21 Years

Why did you run for City Commission: To help the City move forward with equity. To make sure concerns of ALL citizens are addressed. To help the City act as a catalyst for the highest quality of life for all our people.

What do you hope to accomplish during your term: See above. Special interests are youth economic development with equity, and overcoming alienation and racism.

City Boards or Commissions that you serve on as a liaison: Neighborhoods, Community Relations, and Health & Social Services

Boards or Committees (outside of City Government) that you serve on: Michigan Association of Children with Emotional Disorders, World Trade Peace Center, and Task Force for Prevention of Youth Violence

Last Elected: 2015

Term Expires: 2019

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