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Cody is a visionary leader, husband, father, current military service member and experienced public servant.
Cody married the love of his life and high school sweet-heart Ashley Mayer in October of 2018. Cody and Ashley are parents to an adorable little girl named Arya and all three are members of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Cody earned his Bachelors in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University, where he also served two terms as the student body President. While still a student at NMU, Cody served as the Vice-Chair of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. He was recognized as the NMU Veteran of the Year (2019) and the Outstanding Non-Traditional Student of the year. (2020)
Cody has devoted his life to serving his community and country, which is why at seventeen years old he enlisted into the Michigan Army National Guard. He has been an enlisted engineer soldier since December 2014 and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. He has many roles in his unit including Bridge Crew Chief, Unit Career Counselor, Equal Opportunity Leader, and Platoon Training NCO / Senior Gunner NCO. Cody volunteered to assist the Houghton / Hancock community when a state-of-emergency was called during the Father's Day flood in 2018. Cody immediately volunteered and was activated within 24 hours. Shortly after being elected to the Marquette City Commission in 2020, Cody was deployed to Washington D.C. following the events of January 6th. He video called in to every Commission meeting for the 2 1/2 months he was in D.C.
Cody was elected to the Marquette City Commission in November 2020, elected Mayor Pro-Tem in November 2021, and at 25 years old he was elected Mayor of Marquette in November 2022 making him the youngest Mayor in Marquette's history.
CITY COMMISSION COMMITTEES
List includes current and former committees.
Community Master Plan Steering Committee
Advisory committee for the former Marquette General Hospital redevelopment
New City Manager process and search committee
City Manager contract negotiation committee
City Attorney contract negotiation committee