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City of Mount Clemens
One Crocker Boulevard
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-6818 ext. 7
Fax: (586) 469-6273
Barb Dempsey, Mayor of Mount Clemens
The Mayor of the City of Mount Clemens is elected at large to serve a two-year term. The Mayor is one member of a non-partisan, seven member City Commission. The City Commission makes policy decisions, taking into account the best interests of the City and its residents.
Duties of the Mayor’s Office include:
The Mayor of Mount Clemens has the granted authority from the State of Michigan to perform marriage ceremonies. Most weddings are scheduled at the Gazebo, on the riverfront of the City Hall property. However, the Mayor can perform ceremonies anywhere in Macomb County. The fee to have the Mayor preside over a wedding is $100.00 for residents and $150.00 for non-residents, made payable to the City of Mount Clemens. If a couple is interested in requesting the Mayor, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (586) 469-6818 extension 7. Please see the Treasurer’s Office page if you are interested in reserving the Gazebo.
Mayor Barb Dempsey is the 40th Mayor of Mount Clemens since it was incorporated in 1879. (A complete list of the past Mayors of Mount Clemens is listed below.) She is only the third female Mayor in the City’s history. Barb Dempsey has been a resident of Mount Clemens since she was a child.
She began her public service career in 1989 as a member of the City Commission. A timeline of her career as an elected official is as follows:
During the time she spends at City Hall, Mayor Dempsey’s door and phone lines are always open to the public. She takes an interest in assisting citizens with their issues or complaints in any way she can. If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact her office.
While in office, Mayor Dempsey has been fortunate to receive several awards and recognitions. Among them are the 2007 Girl Scouts of Macomb County Otsikita Council, Inc.’s 2007 “Woman of Distinction” award, the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.’s 2006 Certificate of Appreciation for “Women Shaping the World” and the 2013 Ted Wahby "Elected Offical of the Year" award.
Since Mayor Barb Dempsey has held the office of Mayor, she (in conjunction with the Parade Steering Committee) has led the efforts to coordinate and put on the "Mount Clemens Presents the Macomb County Santa Parade". She sits on several boards, including the Macomb County Historical Society (Crocker House Museum) and as chairperson of the Mount Clemens Foundation. She is also very active on the Selfridge Base Community Council and the Mount Clemens Coalition for Youth and Families.
On a personal note, Barb retired from St. John Health as the Director of Patient Financial Services. She is widowed and has two grown sons. She is also the proud grandmother to two grandchildren. In her spare time away from the office, Barb is past President and current Treasurer of the Mah Nah Be Zee Chapter 198 Questers and chairs their annual fundraiser, The Yvonne Leslie Pottery Lunch. She also enjoys collecting 1940’s – 50’s rhinestone jewelry.
The Mayors of Mount Clemens
(Since being Incorporated in 1879)
Source: The Mayors of Mount Clemens presented by The Rotary Club of Mount Clemens and The 175 th Anniversary Committee.