Marquette County Ambassadors

The Marquette County Ambassadors are a privately funded group of business, education, community and government leaders from across Marquette County. Our mission is to promote and foster economic vitality throughout Marquette County and the Upper Peninsula, to carry the story of the Marquette County area to others, and salute those who deserve recognition.

For over two decades the Marquette County Ambassadors have made an annual trip to Lansing to meet with legislators and state department personnel. The purpose of the trip is three fold: to inform our legislators of relevant issues affecting the Upper Peninsula, in particular Marquette County, to hear their perspectives on activities related to state government and to share with them our position on critical issues related to the Upper Peninsula.

The Ambassadors have researched and produced position papers in five major areas:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Tourism
  • Transportation

Many, if not all, of the issues raised or initiatives supported are not specific to Marquette County, but rather the Upper Peninsula as a whole. Regional cooperation continues to play a vital role in the betterment of the Upper Peninsula and UP communities have a long history of working together. These White Papers set the direction for the group’s activities.

Karen Anderson J.M. Longyear LLC
Dave Aro Superior Rehabilitation and Professional Services
Jesse Bell Bell Financial Services
Michele Butler Vangos
Amy Clickner LSCP
Patricia Davis Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larson, P.C.
Roxanne Daust Range Bank
Bryan DeAugustine NICE Community Schools
Ania Ediger Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Tom Edmark Iron Range Agency
Sam Elder Elder Agency
Scott Erbisch Marquette County
Mike Fedrizzi Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brett French Upper Peninsula Power Co.
Don Gladwell Charter Communication
James Grundstrom Frei Chevrolet, Inc.
Deanna Hemmila Northern Michigan University
Melissa Holmquist UP Health Plan
Travis Hongisto Integrated Designs
Matt Johnson Eagle Mine – A subsidiary of Lundin Mining
Scott Knaffla Flourish Financial Partners – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Sean Leahy Select Realty
Mona Lang Marquette DDA
Randy Larson Ramada Marquette
John Marshall Retired – LS&I RailRoad
Heather Mosher Vast
Keith Moyle Upper Peninsula Power Co.
Robert Raica UP Home Health Hospice
Tony Retaskie U.P. Construction Council
Jesse Schramm Checker Transport
Michelle Sellers River Valley Bank
Brian Sinotte UP Health System – Marquette
Steven VandenAvond Northern Michigan University
Dennis West Northern Initiatives
Paul Wolfson Select Realty
Greg Zyburt Marquette County Sheriff

Want to get involved? Wondering what you can do?

Contact your local legislators!

U.S. Senate

Gary Peters

SRC-2 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510-2202
Lansing Office: (517) 377-1508
Website – Contact
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Debbie Stabenow
133 Hart Senate Building
Washington D.C. 20510
(202) 224-4822
U.P. Office: (906) 228-8756
Website – Email

U.S. House of Representatives

Jack Bergman
414 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202.225.3580
Website

State Senate

Casperson_head Tom Casperson

705 Farnum Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7840
(517)373-7840
Website – Email


Wayne Schmidt

820 Farnum Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7840
(517)373-2413
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State House of Representatives

 

 
Sara Cambensy
S1488 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0498
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Scott Dianda
S1489 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0850
Lee Chatfield
Lee Chatfield
251 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-2629
Beau LaFave
S-1487 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-0156
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