About Bobby

Dear Friends

Included here is a partial list of public service to the Kalamazoo area. As long as I can remember, I have tried to give back to this great community I’ve always called home. The list isn’t exhaustive, but should give you some idea of the kinds of experience I believe help me to be a better leader.

Bobby Hopewell

  • Mayor, City of Kalamazoo, since 2007
  • Vice Mayor, City of Kalamazoo, 2005-2007
  • Kalamazoo City Commissioner 2003-2005

Experienced Leader

  • Northside Business Association, Executive Board, 1993-2006
  • Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 1998-2001 & 2003-2004
  • Leadership Kalamazoo Advisory Board, Chairperson, 2003
  • Kalamazoo Planning Commission, Chairperson, 1998-2001, Commissioner, 1996-2001
  • Kalamazoo Charter Review Committee, Chairperson, 1997-1999
  • Kalamazoo Zoning Board of Appeals, Board Member, 1995-2001
  • Downtown Development Authority, Board Member
  • Michigan Municipal League, Board Member
  • Michigan Urban Core Mayors Association, Co-Chair
  • Pretty Lake Camp, Board Member

About Bobby

  • President and CEO Mobile Health Resources, LLC
  • Western Michigan University, M.A. Organizational Learning and Performance
  • Siena Heights University, B.A., Public Service/EMS Administration
  • KVCC, Associate Degree, Health Technology
  • KVCC Certified Paramedic
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools, Graduate
  • Former Small Business Owner
  • Friends of WMU Honorary Chair
  • Eagle Scout