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Samantha Harkins


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Interim Executive Director, Emeritus Board of Directors

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Samantha Harkins, Interim Executive Director

Samantha Harkins was selected to serve as Interim Executive Director by the ELGL Board of Directors on June 10, 2022 with a start date of June 20, 2022. She served on the ELGL Board of Directors from 2019 to 2021. Samantha is the Founder and CEO at Hundred Place Consulting and previously she served as the Deputy Mayor of Lansing, Michigan. Her entire career has been in local government: as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Norfolk, Virginia; as a local government policy advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives; as lead lobbyist for the Michigan Municipal League and then President of the MML Foundation, and as VP of Government Relations at Munetrix (a municipal performance metric software company). She received her B.A. and J.D. from West Virginia University and bleeds old gold and blue. She lives in a renovated 1884 Victorian in Downtown Lansing with her husband, son, 100-pound Portuguese Water Dog/Poodle mix and two cats. She’s an avid runner, reader and writer. She loves food and cocktails (gin in the summer, bourbon in the winter and wine year round.)

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