Hannah McKinney

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Hannah McKinney is the current vice-mayor and former mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was elected mayor in 2005, after previously serving as the vice-mayor under the late Robert Jones. Dr. McKinney was mayor at the time that the Kalamazoo Promise was announced, and was also mayor when Kalamazoo's Intermodal Center was dedicated. The current mayor, Bobby J. Hopewell, was elected November 13, 2007, edging Dr. McKinney by just 54 votes. She automatically became vice mayor. This is Dr. McKinney's 6th consecutive term on the Kalamazoo City Commission. She served as a City Planning Commissioner prior to her election to the City Commission.[1] She is also a full Professor of Economics at Kalamazoo College.

Dr. McKinney received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been teaching at Kalamazoo College since 1989. Her focus is in Urban Economics, Urban Planning and Public Finance. She has also written a book entitled The Development of Local Public Services, 1650-1869: Lessons from Middletown, CT., published by Greenwood Press, 1995. She has also written several articles on the topics of Urban Planning and Public Finance. Dr. McKinney has 2 children, Charlie and Maggie, and a grandson, Aiden.


  1. ^ "Hopewell sworn in as Kalamazoo mayor - News". Western Herald. Retrieved 2007-12-08.