Jeff Jenks

Profile Updated: May 1, 2021
Jeff Jenks
Residing In: HUNTINGTON WOODS, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Nati Lim (1971 - 2006); Eleonor "Lenlen" (2013 -)
Occupation: Owner: “Travel is Fun”; City Commissioner - Huntington Woods
Children: None
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Cell Phone:

248-506-4483

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 60 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 an elected local official I’ve served as President of the Michigan Municipal League representing all cities and villages and I’ve Chaired the Southeast Council of Governments representing most communities in the 5 southeast Michigan counties.

I currently own an internet-based travel agency and would love to be your Trusted Travel Advisor.

Hobbies:

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 56 years, sending many of them to high school and college.

I've lived in Huntington Woods since 1976 and have been an elected City Commissioner since 1999. I was re-elected in 2019 to another 4 year term ending in 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.

Comments:

Trying to make the world a better place by adding public value.

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