Mayor Beach Hall honored at state meeting

by Angie Asam–

ROGERS CITY mayor Beach Hall received a special award of merit from the Michigan Municipal League at the annual convention by league president Karen Majewski. (Courtesy photo)

Staff Writer

Rogers City mayor Beach Hall was presented with a special award of merit from the Michigan Municipal League (MML) during the annual convention Oct. 4 at Mackinac Island.

“To my surprise I received an award of merit largely for pushing the community and sense of place. I was pleased, surprised and all of your roles played into that as I feel that award was really for all of us,” said Hall.

Hall is serving his sixth term as mayor. He was previously the chairman of the city’s community development authority and harbor advisory committee. Hall is a founding member of the Michigan Port Collaborative Board of Directors and belongs to the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance.

He is also very active in the community and his church as well as belonging to other boards and committees for various organizations in the area.

“Beach Hall epitomizes professionalism at the local elected level. Mayor Hall continually seeks opportunities to enhance the quality of life and sense of place in Rogers City. As a role model and mentor, Beach Hall is a beacon in more ways than one for the sunrise side of our great state,” said league executive director and CEO Dan Gilmartin.

In 2007 Hall earned the level-three governance award from the MML elected officials academy, an ongoing program that recognizes educational and leadership accomplishments among elected officials.

“Having served as a panelist and shared his experiences at newly elected official trainings, Mayor Hall’s friendly smile is easily recognizable and welcomed by many newer members at league events. We are proud to acknowledge his many contributions with a Special Award of Merit,” said Gilmartin.

Before retiring and moving to Rogers City, a community he discovered while boating, Hall spent more than 35 years working in a variety of roles for General Motors.