Michigan Week Luncheon Featuring the Sterling Edge Awards, May 15
The Lil Adams Award if given to an individual who exemplifies the characteristics our Chamber found Lil Adams embodied: humbleness, a caring spirit, exemplary long-term service to our Chamber, our communities and our fellow man.
This year the Lil Adams Award has been awarded to Sterling Heights City Manager, Mark Vanderpool.
Mark Vanderpool has served as city manager of Sterling Heights since 2004 where he has been a leading advocate in the city's proactive economic development program and Visioning 2030 Plan. Vanderpool has 30 years of municipal management experience and has focused on being a cost-effective leader building a strong financial foundation for Sterling Heights. Most recently, he helped lead a massive $50 million initiative to improve parks, construct new amenities and improve quality of life services. He serves on numerous boards, including Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, SEMCOG's Executive Committee, MML Board of Trustees and is past Chairman of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO). He has a BA in Political Science from Augustana College and an MPA from Northern Illinois University.
Mark has served on the Chamber Board for over a decade, sitting as the Chamber Chair in 2010. He is a long time supporter of the Chamber and is always looking for opportunities to support the area's business community.
Join us at the Michigan Week Luncheon Featuring The Sterling Edge Awards on May 15, register online.