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George W. Romney Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism

Deborah Macon

Deb Macon

Deborah Macon will be presented with the GEORGE W. ROMNEY FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN VOLUNTEERISM.

Debbie serves in many professional roles including: professional trainer and facilitator specializing in governance leadership; Program Associate of Trustee Leadership Development, INC; adjunct faculty of Wayne State University’s Nonprofit Sector Studies Program and University of Michigan Dearborn’s Institute for Local Government; and adjunct staff for the Michigan Association of School Boards.

Debbie is also serving in her 3rd four-year term as Trustee, first elected by voters in the Charter Township of West Bloomfield in 1996.  For nearly six years, she served as a School Board Member for the Bloomfield Hills Schools. She is a member of National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government, the Metropolitan Detroit Volunteer Administration Network (MDVAN) and the Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit.

Debbie earned a BA from Harris Teachers College and an MBA from Rutgers University Graduate School of Business-Division of Professional Accounting. She is an Alumnus of Arthur Young & Company (currently Ernst & Young). Debbie is a founding member of the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force Birmingham Bloomfield, and cofounder and first president of the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition for Youth.

She is a recipient of numerous awards, including: the Volunteer Leadership Award (State of Michigan), the Bloomfield Hills Schools Distinguished Service Award, Florence Bell Brotherton Award (League of Women Voters of Michigan), the Exceptional Service Award (Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross) and the Governor’s Honor Roll presented by the Junior League of Birmingham.