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 Bruce BolenBruce Bolen has been Mayor since November 2005.  He served as a Council member from November 1995 until November 2005 and as a Planning Commissioner from 1994 to 1995. Bruce has been a life-long resident of East Tawas and graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1981.  He attended Michigan Technological University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1985.  He became a Licensed Professional Engineer in 1989 while working for the United States Air Force.  In 1995 Bruce began working for Bolen Asphalt Paving, Inc. as a Project Manager and in 2009 began working for the Iosco County Road Commission as Engineer Manager.  He is a member of the Tawas Lions Club and very active in the City’s recycling efforts. Bruce is married to Chris and has three children -- Bryan, Morgan, and Paige.   His contact information is: Bruce Bolen, 704 Adams Street, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, 989 305-0222. Email Bruce.
  Blinda A. Baker was elected to the Council in November 2018.  She is a 1970 graduate of Tawas Area High School and a 1974 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.  Following several years of teaching at Tawas Area High School,  Blinda decided on a career change and was elected as the East Tawas City Treasurer in November 1985.  She was appointed Clerk/Treasurer in 1989 and City Manager in 2015.  She retired in July 2018 after more than 32 years with the City but stays busy with her involvement in many local organizations including Develop Iosco Inc., The Friends of the East Tawas Library, Tawas-Whittemore-Hale Area United Fund and Iosco County Right to Life.  She is active at Holy Family Catholic Church in the Council of Catholic Women, Holy Family Education Foundation, parish ministries and serves as the treasurer of the Gaylord Diocese Council of Catholic Women.  Blinda and her husband Ken have three children and six grandchildren. Her contact information is: Blinda Baker, 505 W. Westover Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, 989 362-5721.  Email Blinda

David (Dave) Leslie was elected to the City Council in November 2011. Dave and his wife, Lexie, have been residents of East Tawas since 1983.  Dave has worked for Star Cutter Company since the Fall of 1972.  Dave served on the East Tawas Planning Commission for more than ten years before being elected to the City Council.  He is currently the Council Represenative to the Housing Commission.  Dave is active in the Tawas Area Lions and enjoys high school sports, golf and hunting.  Dave and Lexie have two grown childred, Brandon and Brianne, and two grandchildren, Morgan and Trevor.  His contact information is Dave Leslie, 610 Sawyer Street, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, 989-240-2592.

 Steve KlenowStephen (Steve) Klenow was appointed to the City Council in July 1998 to fill a vacancy and was elected in 1999.  He served on the Planning Commission from 1992 to 1997.  Steve is a life-long resident of East Tawas and is the owner of Klenow’s Market, a family-owned business  in downtown East Tawas since 1900.  He graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1967.  He has been active in many community organizations including the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, the East Tawas Business Association, the Iosco County Historical Society, the Friends of the East Tawas Library, the Tawas Area Elks Lodge, Tawas Lions Club and East Tawas Mens Club. Steve is married to Theda and has one son --  Jon and stepchildren Andy and Karen.  His contact information is: Steve Klenow, 711 Church Street, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, 989 362-5276. Email Steve.

Michael (Mike) Mooney was elected to the City Council in November 2016.  He has previously served on the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA).  Mike is a life-long resident of East Tawas and is the owner of Mooney's Ben Franklin which is a family owned business.  He is a 1975 graduate of Tawas Area High School.  Mike is very active in the community especially in the East Tawas Business Association.  He is married to Laura and has two daughters.  His contact information is:  Mike Mooney, 100 Schirmer Drive, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, 989 362-2751 (work). 
 Craig McMurrayCraig McMurray was elected to the City Council in November 2005.  He has served as Council representative to numerous boards and commissions and had previously served three years on the East Tawas Housing Commission and four years on the Planning Commission.  He has lived in the community since 1973 and graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1981.  He received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Ferris State University in 1990 and he has been employed with Sunshine Realty since 1988.  He has been active in many community organizations including the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, Tawas Elks Lodge, Tawas Area Lions, East Tawas Men’s Club and the Tawas City Fire Department.  Craig has a daughter -- Olivia Kate.  His contact information is: Craig McMurray, P.O. Box 813, Tawas City, Michigan 48764-0813, 989 387-8100. Email Craig.

Lisa Bolen was appointed to the City Council in March 2006 and was later elected in 2007. She served on the Planning Commission for three years prior to her appointment to the City Council. Lisa is a proud native of Northeast Michigan. She Graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1994. Lisa went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Michigan State University in 1998. Lisa's professional experience includes fifteen years in workforce development, leaving her position as Chief Operating Officer of Michigan Works! in early 2015. In February 2015, Lisa was hired as Executive Director of Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA), leading more than 650 staff and a $45 million budget. Lisa is the former President of Develop Iosco and is in her second term as President of the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce. Lisa is also proud to serve on two alternative education school boards serving Iosco and Ogemaw Counties. She and her husband, John, also own and operate a small business, Tawas Bay Etchworks, that they started in 2005. John and Lisa are also proud parents of two boys, Ben and Braden. Her contact information is: Lisa Bolen, 950 Airport Road, East Tawas, Michigan 48730. 989-329-3664.          

 

 

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