Summer Hallwood Minnick joined the Michigan Municipal League in the fall of 2002. As the director of policy initiatives and federal affairs, she leads the League’s policy strategies around the concept of placemaking. She also serves as the League’s federal liaison in Washington D.C. Summer was previously the League’s director of state affairs coordinating the organization’s lobbying activities at the state level. Under her leadership, the League’s Lansing team was recognized in the spring of 2011 as one of the top lobbying organizations in Michigan.
Prior to joining the League, Summer was the executive director of government relations at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was also previously employed by the Office of Governor John Engler and the City of East Lansing.
Summer earned a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Public Administration from Michigan State University.