Mayor – City of Port Huron
Mayor Repp was born in England and grew up in both Canada and United States, obtaining her U.S. citizenship in 1988.
She began her career in advertising and worked her way up to Assistant to the Publisher of the Times Herald. She left the Times Herald in 1977 to care for her young family.
In 1983, she began work at the City of Port Huron as Executive Secretary to City Manager Gerald Bouchard who came to depend on her as an intelligent, competent and trusted employee. Pauline was promoted to the position of City Clerk in 1989 and served in that capacity for almost 20 years, retiring with the designation of Master Municipal Clerk. Pauline has an Associates Degree in Business Management From SCCCC.
Pauline’s concern for Port Huron led her to first run for the City’s Charter Commission in 2009 and she was appointed as its chairperson. Later in 2009 she ran for a position on City Council and as the top vote getter was appointed Mayor, a position she has held since then, being re-elected four more times running for the office of Mayor.
Pauline is a Vice-Chairperson for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and serves on its Executive Committee, Budget and Finance Commission, Transportation Coordinating Council, Legislative Task Force and Regional Review Committee. She is president of the Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) and serves on the boards of Lake Huron Medical Center, St. Clair County Child Abuse Neglect Council, Tri Hospital EMS, and St. Clair County Land Bank Authority. As well, she serves on the Oversight Committee for the Opioid Epidemic and the Blue Meets Green Leadership Council and is involved with many other local organizations.
Pauline and her husband Greg have four children and five grandchildren. She has lived in the City for 47 years and her dedication, professionalism and vast knowledge of the City has given her the insight and ability to serve the community well.
Submitted by Mayor Pauline Repp