Jeff Jenks

Profile Updated: March 8, 2024
Jeff Jenks
Spouse/Partner: Nati Lim (1971 - 2006); Eleonor "Lenlen" (2013 -)
Occupation: Owner: “Travel is Fun”; Mayor Pro Tem - Huntington Woods since 1999
Children: None
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Elementary School:

Doty and Hampton

Education after graduating from Mumford:

University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University
Wayne State University, Ateneo de Manila(Phillipines), Michigan State University (Michigan Political Leadership fellowship), Harvard (Executive Leadership program)

Work History:

During the past 65 years I spent much of it working professionally as an administrator in the public sector: 2 ½ years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in the Philippines, 3 ½ years with Wayne State University in administrative positions, and 30 years working for the State of Michigan with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Michigan Department of Transportation (1969 - 1999). I'm proud of my public service.

In 2013 I married Eleonor "Lenlen".

As a City Commissioner in Huntington Woods (1999-2023) I’ve served my city and served our region and the state, as President of the Michigan Municipal League representing all cities and villages in Michigan and I’ve Chaired the Southeast Council of Governments representing most communities in the 5 southeast Michigan counties.

I have owned TRAVEL IS FUN since 1988, and would love to be your Trusted Travel Advisor. If its Asia or the Caribbean I've been there. Same for Europe, and Mexico.


Travel, Politics

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I served in the Peace Corps from 1962-1964 in the rural Philippines as a public school teacher in English, math and science and have stayed supportive of that school and the top graduates for over 60 years, sending many of them to high school and college.

I've lived in Huntington Woods since 1976 and was an elected City Commissioner (1999-2023). My wife of 35 years, Nati Lim Jenks, died in 2006, due to complications from cancer. It was diagnosed in December 2005 and she died in August 2006. No kids. Nati worked for Governor Jim Blanchard for 8 years and then ran the Asian American Center for Justice for 15 years. We traveled all over the world.

In 2013 I married Eleonor "Lenlen".

At the age of 68 I won a Taubman Fellowship to Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government where I completed a program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, which I use daily.

I've been selling travel since 1978 and opened my own agency, TRAVEL IS FUN, in 1988. I've traveled all over Asia, and the Caribbean - two areas that I specialize in.


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