City Clerk Angela Cronen, swearing in (L to R) Commissioner McNees, Mayor Trobeck, & Commissioner Milhiem.
Cyndi Trobeck was appointed to the City of Otsego Commission on July 6, 2010. Cyndi is an alumnus of Otsego High and has her BBA from Western Michigan University and MBA from Davenport University. Currently, she is a Realtor for Cornell & Associates and is involved in the community of Otsego through Rotary as well as the DDA and Main Street committees. She is married to Gary and they have three grown sons.
Stacey Withee is a graduate of Otsego High School and Western Michigan University. She purchased her first house in Otsego in 2003 and can be seen walking her three dogs Summer, Murphy and Dixie around Otsego. An Assistant Controller with M&K Truck Centers, she is comfortable with financial statements and is dedicated to the fiscal health of Otsego. Stacey is also a member of the Downtown Development Agency Board, Main Street Economic Vitality Committee Chair and a member of the Gus Macker Committee.
Lauri is a 5th generation native to Otsego, so some may know her best as Lauri Seibert (Nancy and Jerry’s daughter). She is a 1988 graduate of OHS, studied music literature and performance at Central Michigan University. Lauri has been employed in customer service and marketing at Lyster Exteriors in Kalamazoo for several years. She has been married for 20+ years to her husband Joel and has 2 kids Hunter (daughter -in- Law Alayna and granddaughter Sawyer) and Grace, who attends OHS. She has been active in my community for years as Otsego Fire Department Auxiliary President, Alamo Little League board of directors, Otsego Rocket Football Cheerleading coach, Otsego Creative Arts Festival volunteer and committee helper.
Dustin McNees is a married father of four, originally from Plainwell. After studying journalism at Michigan State University, he and his young family eventually found their way to Otsego, where they purchased their first home. Dustin currently works as the Fair Lending Liaison for Amerifirst Home Mortgage, helping to ensure people of all backgrounds are treated fairly during the mortgage process. During his time on the Commission, he has served on the Economic Vitality and Fire Department committees, and has volunteered with Hometown Christmas, seasonal downtown decorations, Gus Macker, and the Creative Arts Festival, for which he is also a chairperson. Dustin is committed to government transparency, financial responsibility, and citizen advocacy.
Brent Milhiem was born and raised in Otsego and is committed to its continued growth and success. As a Construction Project Manager for St. Louis-based CRB, he uses his knowledge on the commission to ensure the City develops and maintains a strong infrastructure using sound best practices. A soccer coach for multiple teams throughout the City, Brent is also an advocate for family friendly parks and recreation (including the forthcoming Riverwalk), as well as the lifeblood of our community, the downtown district. Brent also serves on the Planning Commission and believes in balanced budgets, essential city services, and satisfied residents. He, his wife, and their four kids especially love the small-town feel that Otsego has, something he hopes all our residents will continue to enjoy for years to come.