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City Attorney Named President of Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys

by Colleen Paveglio
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021 - The City of Traverse City is pleased to announce that City Attorney Lauren Trible-Laucht has been named the 2021-2022 President of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA). Lauren has served as City Attorney since her unanimous appointment by the City Commission in 2011. She attended Kalamazoo College and received her law degree from Wayne State University.

MAMA is a specialized organization that provides a variety of services for municipal attorneys practicing in Michigan in order to provide the best professional legal counsel and advice to their municipal clients. Since its inception, it has provided educational programs and information sharing designed for attorneys in public and private practice who counsel Michigan’s local communities.

Trible-Laucht participated in the Academy of Municipal Attorneys (AMA) and completed the program in 2018. Participation in the AMA involves both an educational component and a practice component to achieve the purposes of the program.  The educational component seeks to train and educate professional municipal attorneys in not only the elements of municipal law, but also to encourage academic and scholarly excellence in municipal law.  The practice component puts in motion the academic component by applying the academic program to effective and competent legal practice.  Additionally, Trible-Laucht recently served as President of the Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Antrim Bar Association.

"Ms.Trible-Laucht has done an exemplary job as City Attorney over the years. We congratulate her on being named President of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, a well-deserved honor that reflects her work ethic. Trible-Laucht’s experience and integrity are perfect for an organization that focuses on municipal education for attorneys," says Mayor Pro Tem Amy Shamroe.