Vice Mayor Don Cooney
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