Mayor Don Gerrie & City Commission

Mayor Don Gerrie

Mayor Gerrie was elected Mayor 2019

Mayor Gerrie was a City Commissioner since 2007. 

He is a native of Sault Ste Marie. He graduated from Sault Area Public Schools and went on to

Alma College where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting. 

He attended MBA courses at Lake Superior State University. Commissioner Gerrie worked for twelve years in banking in Sault Ste. Marie. He is area director for USDA Rural Development.

Commissioner Gerrie has been involved with several organizations in present and past. He is a Board Member and Treasurer and the Past President of United Way of EUP. He is a Board Member and Treasure for the Sault Historic Sites, Inc. and a Board Member of Sault Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Commissioner Gerrie is a former Board Member and Past President for the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce and also a former Board Member for Northern Transitions, INC. Lastly he is a former Trustee of the First United Presbyterian Church.

He is married to Jaimee and has four children, Joshua , Meghan , Nicholas , and Addison . Jaimee is an RN with her BSN from Lake Superior State University and her MSN from Walden University. She is employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at LSSU and operates UPVision

Consulting, LLC, a health care consulting firm

Commissioner Gerrie may be contacted at:

801 Ryan Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

HOME: (906) 635-5309
CELL: (906) 322-0868
gerriejr@gmail.com

Commissioner Tim Talentino

Commissioner Talentino was elected to the Commission in 2017.

 

Talentino graduated from Sault High in 1985. Hejoined the Marines right out of high school and was stationed in Camp

Pendleton, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Seoul, Korea; and Okinawa, Japan. He attended Airborne Ranger

School, worked inthe Marine Security Forces, and received a Good Conduct Medal and an Overseas Deployment

Medal.

 

After an honorable discharge in 1989, he lived in Lansing and Tawas City before returning to the Sault in 1992. He

worked for Sadler Motors for several years, and now works for National Office Products, where he was voted "Best

Salesperson" in the 2009 Evening News poll. He has also volunteered at downtown's Oktoberfest, did field maintenance

at the 8th avenue baseball fields for several years, and has refereed many hockey games over the years.

 

He and his wife, Susy, have been married since 1990. She is a counselor at Sault High. They have three children: Nico,

a Lake State grad who works as an athletic trainer in Kalamazoo; Noah, a student in Construction Management at Northern Michigan University; and Melina, a student inpre-nursing at Ferris State University.

 

Talentino serves on the Community Improvement Committee and the Tree Committee. He hopes to help make the Sault clean and welcoming for its residents and tourists, make it easier to start new businesses and entice more young families to live in town, and make the Sault a destination for retirees and outdoor enthusiasts.

Commissioner Greg Collins

Commissioner Collins was appointed to the commission in 2017.

A local boy, Collins graduated from Sault High in 1986. He went on to graduate from the University of South

Florida in 1992. Coming back to the Sault, Collins pursued his Masters of Business Administration and

graduated in 1993. He traveled back to Florida where he worked for Beneficial Financial Services.

In 1996, Collins returned to his hometown where he worked for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians for

twelve years, with various positions including Budget Officer and Vice President of Development for

Greektown casinos.

In 2008, Collins established a career in financial planning and investments and in 2013, decided to invest locally.

He and his wife, Cathy purchased a building in downtown Sault Ste. Marie and opened Salon C and Midwest

Wealth Strategies. Many of Collins’ strengths include financial management, budget development, cost reductions,

land acquisition, regulatory compliance, team building, and efficiency improvements.

Commissioner Collins plans on staying in Sault Ste. Marie for many years to come with his wife Cathy, his

daughter Adalia, and son David.

gcollins@saultcity.com

Commissioner Jodi Bosbous-Rath

My name is Jodi Bosbous-Rath, I’m 42 years old, born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, daughter of

Margaret (Tavern) And Anthony Bosbous. I am a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of

Chippewa Indians and First United Presbyterian Church.

 

Graduated in 1996 from Sault Area High School.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Business from Lake Superior

State University.

 

I began my career working at Kewadin Casinos for ten years as Events Manager.  I took part inDancing with the Stars

and Madrigal for Hospice, was a member of the War Memorial Hospital Community Relations Development Fund,

and President of PTO at Lincoln School for six years.

 

I found my home at CLM Community Action Agency where I began my career as Senior Nutrition Manager and currently for the last four years in Head Start as a Family Service Worker, where I recently earned my Family Service Worker Certificate from Delaware State University.

 

I have two children, Piper (14) and Tucker (11).  Married to Scott H. Rath and I can’t forget our three dogs.

 

I believe this community and the City of Sault Ste. Marie is unlike anywhere else, the water, the natural habitat, the four seasons, and our community.  

 

Jodi Bosbous-Rath

906-440-4474

jbosbousrath@saultcity.com

Commissioner Abby Baker

Commissioner Baker was appointed to the commission in 2017.  

 

A Sault Ste. Marie native and 1997 graduate of Sault Area High School, Baker attended Central Michigan University

and transferred and graduated from Lake Superior State University with a B.A. in Marketing and A.A.

in Business Administration.  She has been the General Manager of Moloney’s Alley since 2011, a family

business with deep roots in the community for the past 20 years.  With Moloney’s, she created the first and

only beerfest in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, the Moloney’s Michigan Beerfest, which in it’s 4th year, she

handed over to the Downtown Development Authority in order for them to earn the profits for our city.  

 

Commissioner Baker has been heavily involved in community volunteerism.  She co-headed the Basketball

for Books, which raised funds for the Imagination Library, which offers free books delivered to young children. 

She was employed as an AmeriCorp Vista which led our community’s youth in service learning, but continues

to volunteer yearly with Sault Middle School’s Challenge Day, designed to encourage healthy communication

and expression for youth.  

 

More recently, Baker has been involved with the Soo Theatre Project where she created and leads the Raise the Roof Campaign, a fundraising effort designed to bring much needed repairs to our community’s historic theatre as an effort to re-open the theatre and encourage downtown revitalization.  In one year, she has led the charge in raising $50,000 to match a grant for roof repairs.  Baker has also served the community with the Sault Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Authority, and the Sault Michigan Main Street Committee.  

 

Commissioner Baker is married to her husband, Chris Baker, a Registered Nurse with War Memorial Hospital, where he was awarded the 2017 Daisy Award, which recognizes the exceptional nurses throughout the United States.  They have one son, Brody, who loves reading, video games, and basketball, and their family dog, Misha, is old and arthritic, but still adorable.

 

Contact Information:

1605 Minneapolis Ave. 

Cell (call or text): 906-322-2406

Email: abbyb@saultcity.com

Commissioner Kathleen Twardy

Commissioner Twardy was elected to the commission in 2013. 

Commissioner Twardy was born and raised in Sault Ste Marie. She graduated from Sault Area High School

and then attended SPJC in Florida where she received an Associate’s Degree. She then attended USF as a

Pre-Med student before switching focus to Health and Nutrition. She completed her Master Nutrition

Therapist Degree in 2008 from Nutrition Therapy Institution in Denver, CO.  She maintains a private

nutrition consultations business in Sault Ste Marie and Purchased Harmony Health Foods in 2008. 

Commissioner Twardy is the City Commission liaison to OES Board, Historical Development

Commission, and Recycling Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Nutritional

Professionals, a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and a member of Coordinated School Health Team for Sault Area Schools. Commissioner Twardy has been on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Development Authority for the past five years. She

volunteers for many committee boards in and around the area such as Light Up The Soo, Sidewalk Sales, and Oktoberfest. 

Commissioner Twardy is married to Steve and they have two children Ethan, and Dylan.

Commissioner Twardy may be contacted at:

305 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

WORK: (906) 632-4077
k.twardy@yahoo.com

Shane Miller

Commissioner Miller was appointed to the commission in 2017.

 

He was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and graduated from Sault High School in 1986. After high school, Miller took his passion for politics to Lake Superior State College (later to become Lake Superior State University) where he pursued a degree in Political Science. Afterwards, he furthered his studies in Drug Counselling at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Miller’s diverse educational background compliments his multifaceted work experience ⁠— a resume that includes work at local restaurants all the way to touring the country as a professional magician.

 

Shane is an active advocate for veteran’s rights and is an auxiliary member of the local VFW where he regularly volunteers his time and coordinates events to benefit local veterans. 

 

Miller is divorced and has two daughters, Emily and Chelsey.

 

Commissioner Miller may be contacted at:

 

smiller@saultcity.com

(906) 748-4876

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