City Commission Appoints New TCL&P Board Member
[Last Updated: 4/5/2017 2:51:10 PM]

News Release


For Immediate Release                                                                        

April 5, 2017


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City Commission Appoints New TCL&P Board Member 

(Traverse City, Michigan) — The Traverse City City Commission appointed Ross Hammersley to serve on the Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) Board at its April 3, 2017 meeting. Hammersley is filling the expired term of Bob Spence who did not seek reappointment.

“It is important to continue to have TCL&P offer reliable service at a low cost,” said Ross Hammersley. “As a Board member I will do what I can to support staff in maintaining a well-functioning system. I am also looking forward to continuing the City and TCL&P’s leadership efforts on energy efficiency and renewable energy by taking advantage of opportunities that benefit our community.”

Hammersley has an undergraduate degree from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment, and a law degree from Michigan State University. He specializes in municipal and environmental law, oil & gas leases, renewable energy, land use and real estate. Currently he practices law with Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. in Traverse City. Ross has been a resident of Traverse City since 2010.

Ross Hammersley’s term on the TCL&P Board will expire on April 4, 2022.      

Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 12,700 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.


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