MARQUETTE — After 45 years of service to the town of Marquette, Marquette Metropolis Supervisor Mike Angeli has introduced his retirement.
Angeli, who has served in his present function as metropolis supervisor since 2015, knowledgeable the Marquette Metropolis Fee on Dec. 1 of his intent to retire within the second quarter of 2021. His retirement might be efficient June 1.
“I’ve been employed by the town since 1976 and after a lot consideration, I imagine the time has come for me to maneuver on,” Angeli stated in his retirement letter. “This isn’t a simple resolution for me, as I’ve spent two-thirds of my life working for the town and have taken nice satisfaction and possession in its achievements and success.
“I imagine that I’m leaving the town of Marquette in a superb place and I’m happy with the accomplishments now we have achieved collectively. I’ve labored for and with many alternative individuals over time and imagine that there is no such thing as a extra devoted or finer employees than those that at the moment serve this glorious neighborhood. As neighborhood leaders and residents, we must always all be happy with the work that they do daily to make this metropolis an exemplary place to stay or work.”
Angeli additionally made some remarks on the finish of Monday evening’s fee assembly.
“I need to thank the fee for accepting my let
ter of retirement,” he said. “It was something that I’ve been contemplating for some time. It was not an easy decision, but I think at this point, the city is in a very good place, a very comfortable place, in that the staff is excellent, and the projects that we’ve all experienced in the last few years have been completed.”
Angeli also added that the city has done an excellent job in continuing to operate throughout the pandemic.
“Part of my decision to retire now is based on where we are with the COVID situation,” he said. “The city has put together a very competent COVID plan for operations. We’re functioning very well. And quite honestly, they can function very well without me. That makes me comfortable in offering my letter of retirement.”
Angeli is a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University, graduating from NMU with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in business management.
He began his career as a police officer with the Marquette Police Department in 1976, spending 10 years as a patrol officer before a 29-year stint as a detective captain. Angeli was promoted to chief of police in 2008.
Angeli also graduated from NMU’s Regional Police Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the Central Michigan University Law Enforcement program, the Executive Leadership Institute and the Lake Superior Leadership Academy.
Mayor Jenna Smith thanked Angeli for his four and a half decades of service to the community.
“Mike has been a public servant for most of his life,” she said. “We certainly appreciate what he’s done for our community. He’s been instrumental in a number of tasks to improve and help our city grow, whether on the police force or as police chief and now as city manger.
“We’re going to have plenty of time to continue to recognize and honor Mike over the next several months, and I appreciate his willingness to give us significant notice to be able to find an adequate replacement, although they’re going to be some pretty big shoes to fill.”
Smith appointed commissioners Fred Stonehouse, Sally Davis and Cody Mayer to a subcommittee that will develop a process to find Angeli’s successor. One a process is formed, a recommendation will be up for approval by the full commission.
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