In every successful community, there are people who work hard and volunteer harder. These are the movers and shakers who work their day jobs, and then go on to serve on boards or committees, secure grants, mentor our youth, or quietly place flags where our war heroes have been laid to rest. They build on our shared foundation and continue to enhance our community. Several more will publish randomly. Send us the names of the faces you'd like to see here.

VESEY Rod imgROD VESEY - Rod became a Police Officer in 1979 and served his entire Law Enforcement Career serving the citizens of Mancelona. He was a volunteer firefighter and retired after many years service. Rod currently serves as a Mancelona Township Trustee, and on the Planning Commission for the future development of Mancelona. During his time as Police Officer, Rod volunteered at several children’s programs at Mancelona Schools - fingerprinting, Santa’s Secret Workshop, and many educational programs and PR opportunities. Whether he was on duty or off, Rod responded to any call for help. He worked mostly the afternoon and night shifts. Business owners could rest assured that when Officer Vesey was on duty, he kept watchful eye on their properties. Rod is very approachable. He responds well to people with concerns, questions or troubles. He is well known and trusted by many parents in the community, some of whom call and ask for his help when their children struggle and need encouragement. Rod retired from Mancelona Police Department in 2016, but continued serving on a part-time basis for six years. He officially retired full time on January 1, 2023.