Legislator of the Year

In 2013 MLA honored two outstanding elected officials with a special MLA Legislator of the Year recognition. This recognition is for leadership in promoting libraries and supporting legislation or amendments that advance our legislative goals.

Senator Jack Brandenburg

BrandenburgMichigan Library Association (MLA) has recognized Senator Jack Brandenburg (R-Harrison Township) as the 2014 MLA Legislator of the Year for his leadership in promoting libraries and supporting legislation and initiatives advancing the library community’s goals.


“Senator Brandenburg understands the many ways libraries add value to their communities,” said Gail Madziar, MLA Executive Director. “He was instrumental this past year in supporting solutions to help keep our libraries adequately funded and supported.”


Many Michigan residents depend on libraries for resources including Internet access to government web sites, job search and applications, early childhood reading classes, after school programs and small business information and assistance.

Jack Brandenburg began his legislative career in 2003. Serving three terms in the House of Representatives, Brandenburg quickly received leadership positions within the State legislature and proved his ability to translate the needs of his constituents into action. Now, serving his first term in the Senate, Brandenburg is the chairman of the Finance committee and a member of the committees on Transportation, Insurance, and Local Government and Elections.

Sen. Brandenburg will receive his award at a special reception at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library’s North Branch on Friday, September 12, 2014.