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Dennis M. Louney

First Ward

Dennis M. Louney, MPA, is employed by the Spicer Group engineering firm as a Public Affairs Representative. He also serves as the First Ward Commissioner for the Lansing Board of Water & Light. He was appointed in 2009 appointed by the Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. He holds a Certificate of Public Power Governance from the American Public Power Association.

Louney received a master’s degree from Western Michigan University; a bachelor’s degree from James Madison College, Michigan State University; and a Post-Baccalaureate Legal Assistant Certificate. His governmental career includes that of policy analyst and legislative assistant with the Michigan Legislature (1989-2000) and Government Relations Representative for Delta Dental Plan of Michigan (2000-2012).

He currently serves as the Board Chair of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council and on the Do-1-Thing Emergency Preparedness Board. He is a member of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Meridian Area Business Association. He has chaired numerous Lansing public service organizations among those: The McLaren of Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation Board; Lansing Economic Club, Meridian Area Business Association Board.

Louney is also the President of DML Consulting, a full service community and government relations consulting group. He began this business in 2013 after twelve years with Delta Dental of Michigan in the same capacity.

Louney was recognized by the Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club in 2008 as a Paul Harris Fellow and Business Person of the Year in 2010. He received the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit in 2013 and his Wood Badge Beads in 2016. A 30-year resident of Lansing, Dennis M. Louney is married with two children. His term expires June 30, 2017.