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Resident of Muskegon since December 2002.

Husband of 52 years to Judy (Anderson) Turnquist. Three children (two sons and one daughter) and six grandchildren. Married to Judy (Anderson) Turnquist for 52 years.

Education and Work History
Education Wayne State University in 1959 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Employed in the retail profession most of his life including J.L. Hudson Company both as a buyer and store general manager selling fixtures and equipment as well as wholesale salesperson for men and boys clothing.

Retired in 2002.

Volunteer Experience
Imagine Muskegon Committee
Volunteer of Hackley
Election Inspector
Mentor for Love, Inc.
Senior Transportation Drive for the Red Cross
Student Reading Program at Moon School
Member of Forest Park Covenant Church
Planning Commission Member for eight years

Attracting businesses to the downtown
Make downtown a destination place and a vibrant evening business as well
Allow Heritage Landing to be the center of activities
Encourage citizens to be goodwill ambassadors for the city and good neighbors.
Encourage visible public safety and encourage residents to report any suspicious activity
Renovation of Sappi property
Developing more employment opportunities in the City

Commissioner Turnquist believes Muskegon is a fantastic place to live and is looking forward to serving on the Muskegon City Commission, not only the residents in Ward 4, but all citizens of the city and surrounding area.

City of Muskegon City Commissioner Byron Turnquist can be reached at

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