|John is a native of West Branch, born and raised. He is a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School and furthered his education at Michigan State University where he received is Bachelors Degree in Finance.
John worked 15 years for C.A. Hanes as the General Manager before accepting the position as the Clerk/Treasurer for the City of West Branch the beginning of 2015.
John, his wife Jody and three daughters Alyssa, Ashlyn and Ally are members of Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church. He enjoys being being involved in sports, and has coached girls softball & basketball for several years on multiple skill levels.
|Michelle was born in Warren Michigan and raised in Auburn Hills. She graduated from Pontiac Catholic High School and went on to earn her certification in Bookkeeping from the Pontiac Business Institute holding a position on the Deans List throughout her education. She later also earned her certification in Computer Technician from Kirtland Community College.
Michelle moved to West Branch in April 1995. In October of that same year, she was hired by the City part-time as the Administrative Executive Assistant; a position she had held for almost 20 years. As a part-time employee, Michelle held other employment positions over the years such as a Legal Secretary for a local law office, and many years as the Secretary for the Michigan State Police Drug Team.
In 2015, Michelle's many years of dedicated service to the City, and her extreme knowledge of the inter-office workings earned her a promotion to a full-time position as the City's Deputy Clerk/Treasurer.
Outside of spending time with her children, Jacob & Rachel, Michelle also serves as a Board Member of the Ogemaw County Humane Sociaty and past Treasurer of the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Board, and past Vice-President of the Ogemaw Football Boosters Board.
City Hall Office Assistant
|Bridget has resided in the West Branch area her entire life, and became a resident of the city in 2000. She is a graduate of Ogemaw Heights; and later attended Kirtland Community College where she obtained her Associates Degree in Business Management in 2016.
Bridget has worked within the community for many years including some of the areas finest financial institutions. During her college studies, she fulfilled her degree prerequisite as an intern for the City going above and beyond the requirements of her studies.
In 2016, Bridget's gained knowledge of municipal operations, her passion & motivation, as well as her eagerness to tackle any task big or small awarded her a full-time position as the City's newest Office Assistant.
Bridget enjoys spending time with her 4 children Jolie, Olivia, Jaime & Cliffton and uses her down time reading, bowling or throwing a game of darts. Bridget participated in the Miss Victorian Scholorship program multiple years, and currently serves on the Summer Music Series Committee. In addition, it is likely to see her out and about as she also gives of her time volunteering with many community projects.
City of West Branch
121 N. 4th St.
West Branch, MI 48661
Ph: 989-345-0500 / Fax: 989-345-4390