New Mayor of Marquette is Jenna Smith

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The Marquette City Commission selected Jenna Smith as the new Mayor of Marquette on Tuesday evening.

Mayor Smith has been on the Marquette City Commission for two years and is replacing former Mayor Fred Stonehouse.

Smith is the first woman to serve as Marquette's mayor since 1980, according to city records.

Holly Greer was mayor for 1975-76 and 1976-77. Glenda Robinson was mayor in 1979-80.

Mayor Smith said she is excited for this new challenge and has some goals for Marquette.

"Increased communication to the public, more transparency, looking forward to addressing issues such as affordable housing in the city, and by affordable I mean mid-range housing options,” said Mayor Smith. “And climate change along our lake shore and some of those pieces, I don’t know that we will be able to solve any or all of those in the area but progress on some of those issues would be important to me.”

Jenn Hill was selected as the new Mayor Pro-tem.

Two new Marquette City Commissioners were also sworn in during Tuesday’s meeting.

Commissioner Evan Bonsall and Commissioner Andrew Lorinser were elected last Tuesday.

They are replacing Dave Campana and Sarah Reynolds, whose terms have expired.

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