Mayor Don Gerrie & City Commission
Mayor Don Gerrie
Mayor Gerrie was elected Mayor 2019
Gerrie served as a Sault Ste. Marie City Commissioner from 2007- 2019 at which time he was elected Mayor.
A native of Sault Ste Marie, he graduated from Sault Area High School and Skill Center, received his Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Alma College, and attended MBA courses at Lake
Superior State University.
After twelve years in banking in Sault Ste. Marie, he began a career at USDA Rural Development where he is now Area Director. An advocate for community service, his personal philosophy is “service is the price you pay for the space you occupy” and he has volunteered to serve and has held leadership positions on the Board of Directors for many local organizations that have a positive impact on our community including Sault Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the EUP, Sault Historic Sites, Northern Transitions, Presbyterian Church Trustees, and the Sault Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
He is married to Jaimee and they have four children at home, Joshua , Meghan , Nicholas , and Addison- two attend L.S.S.U., one is at Sault Area High School, and the youngest at Sault Area Middle School. 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
Mayor Gerrie may be contacted at:
801 Ryan Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
City: (906) 632-5705
Personal Cell Phone: (906) 322-0868
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
1404 Hyde Street
Cell (call or text): 906-322-2406
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
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: