In 2017 MLA honored two outstanding elected officials with a special MLA Lifetime Achievement Award. This recognition is for leadership in promoting libraries and supporting legislation or amendments that advance our legislative goals.

The Michigan Library Association Board of Directors has awarded Sen. Jack Brandenburg (R-Harrison Township) and Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) the MLA Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding leadership promoting libraries and their important place in our communities.

Sen. Jack Brandenburg Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award 

IMG_20170908_102156465~3LANSING – Michigan Library Association (MLA) has recognized Senator Jack Brandenburg (R-Harrison Township) with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in promoting libraries and supporting legislation and initiatives advancing the library community’s goals. 

“With nearly 14 years in the state legislator, Senator Brandenburg has been a tireless advocate for the library community,” said Gail Madziar, MLA Executive Director. “His unparalleled efforts to see that libraries’ dedicated millages are used to fund libraries and his support for transparency and accountability for voters exemplifies the leadership our library patrons and all Michigan residents can appreciate.” 

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.  

Sen. Brandenburg received his award at the Michigan Library Association’s Board of Directors meeting on September 8 at the Chesterfield Township Library.


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