In meeting the goal to form an effective and diverse statewide political network for Michigan
Republican Women, the Michigan Excellence in Public Service Series graduated their six and
seventh classes in 2016. Graduates of the series have gone on to be elected at the local and
state levels, are serving as legislative chief of staffs, been appointees to boards at the state
level, served as mayors, county commissioners, clerks, and township supervisors.
In 2016, we will have five of our graduates on the August ballot running to be state
representatives. We also have graduates running at the local level this election cycle.
As we recruit for our 2016 & 2017 series, we invite you to take a serious look at the MEPSS
program. It is the ONLY program in the state of Michigan training Republican women who have
an interest in public policy, leadership, and yes, running for public office. We encourage you to
join us on our next journey where you will meet, and form relationships and a network of
Republican women from across the state that will last a lifetime.
In addition to meeting some amazing women, you will have the opportunity to meet highly
regarded individuals in their fields who volunteer their time to train and lead meaningful and
“The Michigan Excellence In Public Service Series is more than an educational curriculum, it is
an outstanding organization that provides a top notch program of learning, building
relationships, networking, and understanding an in depth process for becoming a public servant.
They truly care about the success of their graduates. The relationships I have made with
mentors and fellow graduates are undeniably treasured, and will be for years to come.”
~Michele Hoitenga, 2014 MEPSS Graduate
Mayor of Manton
2016 Candidate for State House of Representatives