Teresa Emory

City of Muskegon Commissioner Teresa Emory

Commissioner Teresa Emory

A little about me.  I am a 1974 grad of Orchard View and hold an AA from MCC.  I worked 20 yrs with troubled youth, 9 of those yrs was as a Residential Treatment Teacher at Child and Family Services.  I owned and operated Liberty Tax Services of Muskegon for 14yrs.

My father worked at CWC and my mother was a stay at home mom and a master gardener.   I am the oldest daughter of 6 biological siblings.  I spent most of my child hood growing up at my grandfathers bait shop on Getty St and his farm on Moreland Rd.  I love nature and the beauty of nature around us.

I have never been married and have no children but I raised my youngest sibling so understand the struggles of single parents.  Now at my age I also understand the struggles of senior citizens in our country.

I am a foster for Heaven Can Wait Feline Rescue.  I volunteer for the Lakeside Neighborhood Association in many different ways.  I am a hobbyist photographer who loves to capture not only our beautiful sunsets but also the good deeds of the people who make our City what it is.  I am also the neighbor who hears a chain saw going in the next block and will come down and help you clean up that tree you are taking down, or will see the snow in your driveway and blow it out for you.  If you are hungry I will not only feed you but teach you to cook.  I am known in my family as the voice of reason and logic yet love with all my heart.

I have lived on Blodgett St for over 40yrs.  I will never live anywhere else.  I love our neighborhood and the beauty of the nature around us and the pride of the people who live here.  I have purchased and remodeled 3 houses in the neighborhood and made them affordable for friends and family to move into our part special part of the world.

I have been part of the Lakeside Neighborhood Association for many years and am currently Vice President.  I have been attending and involved with City Commission meetings for many years and believe our Government  works for the citizens and should and must reflect the needs, wants, dreams of those citizens.  Over the last few years we have been given the opportunity to change the face of our City and take back a lot of the natural resources we have.  Re the Sappi property and the Cobb plant property.  For the first time in 100 yrs we are able to clean up and build on the beauty instead of create and add to the ugliness of destruction and pollution to our natural resources and beauty.

My dream for Muskegon and our shoreline is to save its beauty by building wisely with as much open space possible yet be feasible and understanding of the financial need of our City.  I don’t ever want our beach built on West of the sidewalk along the beach.  I was never so angry when our Commissioners gave permission for the “chalet” to be built for the jet ski rental and let them know that.  I was instrumental in moving it to its current location.  I am still not happy about that approval nor am I happy of the current location.   I do not want an RV park at the oval nor do I want development on Pigeon Hill.  I never want our beach to look like Grand Haven, void of all natural beauty and nothing but cement and sand.  I believe there are other ways and means to bring in revenue to maintain our beach then to ruin the natural beauty there.  One of my dreams is for the City to acquire the NOAA property and make the life saving building (It is the oldest life saving building in the world) there a museum and use the existing out buildings as seasonal storefronts.  There would be no need to add more buildings to our beach area then.

City of Muskegon City Commissioner Teresa Emory can be reached using the form below or at teresa.emory@shorelinecity.com.

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