Mackinac Island Mayor Serves Unique Constituency

Thousands of Michiganders will head up north for the weekend to spend part of their holiday on Mackinac Island.  They’ll ride in horse-drawn carriages, sit on the porch at the Grand Hotel and eat fudge. 

Maureen Doud works to make sure the tourists have a good time while there.

She’s the owner of the Windemere Hotel downtown.  She’s also the Mayor of Mackinac Island and has been for the past 40 years. 

Dowd sat down with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn to talk about her unusual start in politics.

Image credit: Photo by Jerome Vaughn

About the Author

Jerome Vaughn

News Director & WDET Host, All Things Considered

Jerome Vaughn joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown.   Follow @jvdet

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