Watch Us Go — Together!

Hi, I am Rachel Gorman and I am thrilled to serve the City of Muskegon as a Commissioner At-Large! The resurgence of our shoreline city is undeniable and the positive spirit it spurs is infectious. We have seen tremendous growth and historic investments; however, the momentum cannot stop here. As a commissioner I am here for City Residents to build collaborative relationships between city residents, business owners, and the City Commission.


  • Forward Motion – When I graduated high school, I couldn’t get out of Muskegon fast enough. Now, I can’t imagine being in any other city. Collaboration between the public and private sector with local leadership got us to this point, but we can’t slow down now.
  • Accessibility – Every resident in the City of Muskegon should have equal access to their Commissioners, City Staff and Services, as well as multiple avenues to communicate their questions. Additionally, I want to work to make sure residents understand how to access their municipal staff and elected officials to provide feedback outside of commission meetings.
  • Inclusion – Providing equal opportunity for active participation from all city residents in the decision-making process of economic development opportunities and how they will affect our community.
  • Facilitate Dialogue – When differences in opinions arise, I want to aid in providing opportunities to ensure constructive conversation to reach a resolution.

Fast Facts About Rachel:

  • Muskegon Native
  • Education:
    • Oakridge High School
    • Bachelor of Science, Grand Valley State University
    • Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University
  • Career:
    • Director of Development, Pioneer Resources
      • Current Role
  • Community Involvement
    • Member, Greater Muskegon Jaycees
    • Member, LEAD (Leading Efforts Against Discrimination) Muskegon
    • Graduate, Muskegon In Focus
    • Board Secretary, Parties in the Park
  • Lives in Downtown Muskegon with her husband, Brennen, and their dog Maple.

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