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Kris Hazeres, Retirement

City Clerk Kris Hazeres has announced her retirement effective August 31, 2020. Kris’ last day in the office will be August 14th. Kris was promoted to City Clerk in May of 2015, prior to which she worked as Deputy City Clerk for 12 years. In addition to her certification as a State of Michigan Accredited Election Official, she is a Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk
and a Certified Municipal Clerk. She has worked for the City for 27 years. Congratulations to Kris, we wish you the best in your retirement.

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Melissa Provo, New Hire

Melissa Provo has been hired as the part-time Administrative Assistant in the Senior Center effective July 28, 2020. Melissa has had a career in healthcare and most recently worked for Upper Peninsula Health Plan as the Customer Services Manager from which she retired this past May. Melissa can be reached at extension 1905.

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Kylie L'Huillier, New Hire

Kylie L’Huillier has been hired as the part-time Clerical Elections Aide in the City Clerk’s Office effective July 6, 2020. Kylie is attending Northern Michigan University studying Secondary Education (Social Studies). She has worked several elections for the City of Marquette. In addition to working for the City, Kylie works as a server/waitress for the Casa Calabria. Kylie can be reached at extension 1906.


Nate Dawson, Promotion

Officer Nathaniel Dawson has been selected for the vacant Corporal position in the Detective Bureau effective Sept. 8. The position was vacant due to promotions since the retirement of Captain Mike Kohler last summer. Officer Dawson has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from NMU with a minor in Sociology and graduated from the NMU Regional Police Academy as Squad Leader in 1999. Nate has been with the Marquette City Police Department since 2000 serving in many capacities, most recently as the Youth Services Officer in the Marquette Area Public Schools since 2017.

2020 MERS Annual Meeting

The MERS Annual Meeting upcoming in September has gone virtual. The City will still need to seek nominations for an employee delegate that will vote at the business meeting to be held on Sept. 24. All MERS Defined Benefit members have been informed to send nominations for an employee delegate to Human Resources by Monday, Aug. 3. Eligible employees will then vote electronically between Wednesday, Aug. 5 – Friday, Aug. 7 until 4:30 p.m. The link to use for voting will be shared with eligible employees on Tuesday afternoon prior to the voting window opening. Election results will be finalized by noon on Aug. 10th.

COVID-19 Emergency Policy Revision & Daily Health Screening Surveys

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the City has reevaluated our emergency policy. A revised policy will be emailed to employees shortly that will require daily health screening forms be filled out by all employees working onsite at a City of Marquette facility. Employees with computer access will be able to fill this daily survey out at their computer prior to beginning work daily by utilizing the Employee Portal at A hard copy survey will be available for all other employees, or those departments that would prefer that method. The City has ordered thermometers for daily temperature screening. Your temperature reading will be recorded on the daily surveys which will be reviewed by supervisors at the start of each shift. Thermometers are expected to arrive next week sometime. At that time,
staff will be updated of the effective date the daily surveys will be mandatory for all onsite staff.

City Facility Visitor Screening Form

As City facilities are still closed to the public, departments are asked to pre-screen expected visitors before allowing access. The form can be found on the network under O:\COMM\COVID-19\Visitors. Please file hard copies in your department and a scanned electronic version under your department’s folder on the O drive for retention.

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Dave Outinen, Promotion

Dave Outinen has been promoted to the position of Special Equipment Operator/ Street Maintenance for the Public Works Department effective Aug. 17. Dave was hired as a Laborer with the Department of Public Works in October of 1990 and transferred to Water Distribution in September 1997 as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Dave has worked as a Special Equipment Operator in Water Distribution as well as a Utility Inspector for the City. He most recently held the position of Heavy Equipment Operator in the Street Maintenance Division of Public Works.

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Dan Johnston, Promotion

Dan Johnston has been promoted to Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Plant effective July 1, 2020. Dan was hired by the City in April 1998 as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in Technology and Applied Science with a minor in Electronics as well as B, C and D sewer treatment operator licenses through EGLE. Dan can be reached at extension 4018.

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Kellen Wessels, Promotion

Kellen Wessels has been promoted to the position of Assistant City Engineer effective July 1, 2020. Kellen was hired by the City in May of 2018 as the Staff Engineer. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering/Geology and is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.). Kellen replaced Mik Kilpela who took over as City Engineer when Keith Whittington retired. Kellen can be reached at extension 8990.


Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465



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