2016-12-01 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Denise Dunn


LEELANAU TOWNSHIP Treasurer Denise Dunn would love to travel to Australia some day. LEELANAU TOWNSHIP Treasurer Denise Dunn would love to travel to Australia some day. Name: Denise Dunn

Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township

Resident of county since: I’ve lived here 37 years. My ex-husband changed jobs from downstate. We moved up here in 1979.

Age and birthplace: I’m 60. I was born in Mt. Clemens.

Occupation: Leelanau Township treasurer.

Marital status: Single

You live in Leelanau County because: It’s a beautiful place to live.

Last good movie you saw: “Avatar”

Last good book you read: “Marley and Me,” by John Grogan.

If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would that be: Actress Jennifer Aniston.

Things important to you that you have accomplished so far: A successful career, two great kids, four great-grandkids and building my own house. It’s eight years old, but it’s still new to me.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: Be retired.

Things you lose sleep over: Work, getting all of our tax bills right and balancing out at the end of the tax collection.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County, it would be: More affordable housing and jobs.

Favorite dessert: Cheesecake, any kind.

Are you a coffee drinker: Yes, three cups a day with just flavored cream.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: There are so many, but I’m going to say Christmas Cove because it’s right here.

If you had more time you would: Travel. I would love to go to Australia.

The words that best describe you are: Determined and precise, and easy to talk to.

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