Opening Receptions for PWPL and Deo Galleries

On Thursday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening receptions for the three art galleries located at the library. The Deo Gallery is part of the City’s Arts & Culture Center, located in the lower level of PWPL; it is curated monthly by the Lake Superior Art Association. The Deo Gallery’s exhibit will be up through March 1. The library galleries’ exhibits will be up until April 1. Receptions are free and open to the public. Masks are required.


The Deo Gallery: Christine Saari, LOOKING BACK (Photographs 1972-2015)
LOOKING BACK is comprised of black & white and color darkroom photographs.
Artist Talk at 7 p.m.

Huron Mountain Club Gallery (Main floor): University of Michigan, Visualizing Translation: Homeland and Heimat in Detroit and Dortmund

Lower Level Lobby Gallery (Outside the Deo Gallery): Anastasia Greer, Joke’s Somewhere, Maybe Me?

Laurila, Michael Website

Michael Laurila, Retirement

Patrol Captain Mike Laurila has announced his retirement effective February 4th.
Captain Laurila joined the Marquette Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 1996 shortly after
obtaining his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and graduating from the Northern Michigan
University Regional Police Academy. In 2003 he was promoted to Uniform Corporal and again in
2006 to Uniform Sergeant. In 2010 Captain Laurila was promoted to Uniform Lieutenant where
he served until his promotion to Patrol Captain in January of 2016. His last day in the office was
Friday, January 14th. Thank you for 26 years of service to the City of Marquette and congratulations,
Captain Laurila!

Kirby, Justin 1.10.22 website

Justin Kirby, New Hire

As of January 11th, Justin Kirby is the City’s newest Heavy Equipment Operator. Justin has a Forestry
degree from Michigan Tech. University. Justin came to the City of Marquette from Sodergren Septic.
Welcome, Justin!

Carter, Alex 01 11 2022 website

Alex Carter, New Hire

The Motor Pool division of DPW welcomes Alex Carter as the new Motor Pool Technician as of Jan. 10.
Alex is a Marquette Senior High alum with a welding certification from Northern Michigan University.
Alex has been a tire technician, equipment mechanic at Payne and Dolan and most recently an equipment
mechanic at Midway Rentals and Sales. Welcome, Alex!

Dietrich, Scott 01 04 2022 website

Scott Dietrich, New Hire

Water/WWTP Operator Scott Dietrich has rejoined the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Plant staff
as of January 3rd. Scott was hired by the City a year ago in January in this position, but he left for family
obligations temporarily. Prior to the City of Marquette, Scott was employed as a Utility Systems Repairer
Operator for the USDA ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland. Scott obtained
his Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management from NMU in 2013. Welcome
back, Scott!

Larsen, Suzanne website

Suzanne Larsen, New Hire

Suzanne Larsen has officially joined the City of Marquette staff as City Attorney as of January 1st. Prior
to coming on staff, Suzanne was appointed the City Attorney through the City’s retainer with Kendricks,
Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen, P.C. on Jan. 1, 2021 and had worked with former City Attorney Ron
Keefe to provide legal services to the City for several years prior to that. Suzanne had been with the firm
for 24 years when she made the transition to the City. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. She was elected to the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners in 2019, and currently serves on its executive committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and was appointed as a hearing panelist for the Attorney Discipline Board.


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Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!The Marquette City Police will have extra patrol officers working this weekend specifically to enforce the City of Marquette beach rules during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Here is a reminder to everyone of the following city beach ordinances:(1) Section 4-2 Consumption of alcohol on beaches is prohibited (except by permit).(2) Section 22-24 People littering on beaches will be cited. Also, No Smoking is allowed on the beaches.(3) Section 8-12 Animals are prohibited on all public bathing beaches.Please remember to use only designated signed parking areas at Presque Isle Park; all others will be ticketed.Please enjoy the beaches and help us continue to keep Marquette beaches a fun, clean and safe place for all people to enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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