ALBION CITY COUNCIL- PROFILES AND TERMS OF OFFICE
Mayor-Victoria Garcia Snyder
2020 - 2022
Vicky is a life-long resident of Albion. She graduated from Albion High School in 1985, enrolled at Albion College as a first generation student, and in 1989 received her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She later received a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education in 2005.
Vicky’s work experience includes working in the POWER for Kids program, selling advertising for the Albion Recorder, Real Estate agent for John Sharp Real Estate, and as a volleyball coach at Albion High School. She has volunteered in the community as the AYSO Regional Director, Irish Hills Girl Scouts council member, St. John School board member, and various other roles. Vicky has spent over twenty years working in higher education. She has spent the bulk of these years assisting first generation college bound students navigate the college search process, and is currently the Assistant Director of Admissions at Jackson College.
Vicky has been married to her husband Ken for 28 years, and they have owned a home in Albion since 1993. Ken is a former Albion Public Safety officer, and currently holds the position of Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Safety at Albion College. Ken and Vicky have three children: Rebekah, Isabel, and Raymond.
2021 - 2022
Precinct 2-Lenn Reid
2018 - 2022
Council Member Lenn Reid represents Precinct 2 in Albion. A resident of Albion for 68 years, Ms. Reid earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Michigan State University along with continuing education credits from Western Michigan University. She served as a teacher in Albion Public Schools and Battle Creek Public Schools. Ms. Reid has been active in the Albion community through various community organizations and service projects. She is the current chairperson of the Holland Park Transformation Committee and Past President of the NAACP. She has been a mentor for Albion College students as well as active in the Calhoun County Landbank and Albion Planning Commission. Ms. Reid has 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren whom she loves dearly. When asked to comment on her vision for Albion, Ms. Reid noted, "I want us to prosper and grow, come together and support each other, look for the good before digging for the bad, value and support our youth who are our future and senior citizens who helped to get us this far, respectfully agree to disagree when needed, not stand on the side lines but become a part of the effort, promote not pull down, and pray for our city. My favorite scriptures when I think about Albion are 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Jeremiah 29:11."
2020 - 2024
Council Member Nora Jackson represents Precinct 3 in Albion. Born and raised in Albion, MI. A 1982 Albion High School graduate. Ms. Jackson earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and will complete a Bachelor’s in Management and Organizational Development this year. Ms. Jackson will complete Starr Commonwealth Trauma Informed Resilient School Certification this year or January 2021. She is a business owner, an entrepreneur, a community volunteer, an educator currently working for Marshall Academy. She works for Marshall Academy as the Student Support Director/Athletic Director.
Ms. Jackson is active in the Albion community with volunteering and supporting her local church Grace Temple as a Youth Director, New Hope food pantry, Play Right Sports Academy, an active member of Albion Area Philanthropic Women and Albion's Sister City Committee. She has served on the DDA board known as Downtown Development Authority board.
Ms. Jackson runs a special nonprofit group called “Difference Makers". Where she leads and teaches Character building, Personal training, Relationship building and Community serve.
Ms. Jackson has two adult children born and raised in Albion. Two grandchildren who she loves spending time with.
Why do you want to be on City Council? To help Albion the town I was born in, raised in and where so many individuals have shown their love and support for one another. To pray, to seek God for wisdom and guidance. Listen, be humble, and serve precinct 3 and the other precinct leaders. To stand for what's right and help to promote change within Albion City Council and our City as we stand together in unity believing change begins in us! To bring civility back to city hall and be able to come to a consensus on what's best for our city. To help grow small business, support entrepreneurs, clean contaminated sites, strengthen after school opportunities and improve our Recreation Department, and help take care of our senior citizens living. Remembering we are better together as we walk by Faith and not by sight! Hebrews 11:1
2020 - 2024
Council Member Marcola Lawler represents Precinct 4 in Albion. Born and raised in Albion, Ms. Lawler is a 1988 graduate of Albion Senior High School and served in the United States Army Reserves for the MP unit in Jackson, MI for eight years. She received her certification in Medical Office Procedures from Career Quest Learning Centers in Jackson. Ms. Lawler has been active in the Albion community through various community organizations and service projects. She has served on three boards: the Downtown Development Authority for four years serving as its secretary for one year, Friends of the Ismon House, and Double Vision Center. Ms. Lawler is the proud mother of four children and grandmother of two grandchildren. When asked to comment on her vision for Albion, Ms. Lawler noted, “We need unity! We need to be one. I am eager to show residents that they can go to their Council Representative, myself, or our City Manager. Getting to know our City Manager is a MUST! She is the key to bridging the gap between Superior Street West and Superior Street East of our community. I want to help support these connections.” Ms. Lawler furthered, “I want Albion to invest in their own, to give opportunity, and not be so quick to pull people away. Unity is what we need.
Precinct 5- Vivian Davis
2018 - 2022
2020 - 2024
Mayor & Council Terms of Office
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