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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of 5 members, each serving two-year terms.

Learn more about serving as a Board Member and how to apply.

Valerie Kindle
Mayor Pro Tem, Harper Woods

Theresa Rich
Councilmember, Farmington Hills

Jennifer Shuster
Mayor, City of Leslie

Maria Willett
Special Assistant to the Mayor, City of Rochester Hills

Monica Galloway
Councilmember, Flint


There are 4 overarching committees made up of MWIMG members, with a chair and board liaison.  These committees meet throughout the year to discuss, plan, and offer recommendations to the Board of Directors on a variety of action items voted on by the MWIMG membership.

  • Elect Her Committee
    Goal: encourage and support women interested in running for local office by hosting trainings for youth or potential local female candidates.
    Board Liaison: Marie Wicks, Maria Willett
  • Elected Officials Academy Programming
    Goal: collaborate with the Elected Officials Academy Advisory Board to develop programming that both promotes MWIMG initiatives and fulfills EOA credits.
    Board Liaison: Rebecca Hopp
  • Mentoring Committee
    Goal: develop expectations, process, recruitment, and assessment of the MWIMG mentoring program which will aim to establish links between newly elected, newly appointed, or new members with seasoned mentors.
    Board Liaison: Deborah Stuart
  • Digital Community Committee
    Goal: explore options for connecting members digitally, establish clear parameters and protocol for use, and oversee implementation of the network.
    Board Liaison: TBD


Click here to view the current MWIMG bylaws.

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