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Posted on: December 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights City Council to honor longtime Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan

Sterling Heights City Council will honor Utica’s longtime Mayor Jacqueline Noonan for her 29 years of service at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Mayor Noonan is completing her fourteenth and final term as Mayor of the City of Utica, ending on Dec. 31.

Noonan will always be remembered as the Architectof Utica’s Rebirth. This transformation would not have occurred without
Mayor Noonan’s leadership and passion to make a new vision for Utica a reality,including:

·        The widening ofM-59 through Utica and Macomb County;

·        Creation of theDowntown Development Authority, the catalyst for the improvements to the unique
and charming downtown;

·        The streetscapes
and beautification of the downtown area;

·        The enhancement
of the City’s riverfront and the development of Memorial Park;

·        The completion
of the hike and bike trail through Utica;

·        The development
of Jimmy John’s Field.

MayorNoonan’s willingness to share her time, talents, and treasures has profoundly
impacted the city of Utica and made its relationship with Sterling Heightsstronger and better; she was an advocate for regional cooperation. Mayor Noonan
never hesitated to advocate for intergovernmental cooperation with SterlingHeights and Shelby Township, Utica’s immediate neighbors to the south and
north, respectively.

"Sterling Heights has strong relationships withsurrounding communities and we collaborate with their respective staffs daily.
I am especially proud of our longstanding partnership with the City of Uticaand Mayor Noonan specifically,” said Michael C. Taylor, Sterling Heights
Mayor.  “Mayor Noonan has been a champion for not only the City of Uticabut the entire region. Her skillful approach in addressing tough issues, her professionalism
and her endless optimism for a bright future will be missed.  We aregrateful for all that Mayor Noonan has accomplished and wish nothing but the
very best in her well-deserved retirement.”

Asif a distinguished career as a public servant were not enough, Mayor Noonan
impacted many lives as a teacher of French and social studies in the UticaCommunity Schools. Mayor Noonan never failed to credit the support of her
husband Jerry and their children, all of whom followed their parents’ path intopublic service.

Sterling Heights City Council will be presenting a formal resolution to MayorNoonan on Dec. 6. For more information, contact Community Relations Director
Bridget Doyle at bdoyle@sterling-heights.netor (586) 446-2471.

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