Meet Amna

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Amna Seibold (61) is the Director of the Department of Pathology at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Amna is a native of East Grand Rapids (EGR). Her father set an example of community outreach by starting the age-group swimming program (now called EGRA Waves), serving as a city commissioner, serving on the EGR public school board, volunteering as an announcer for high school football games, and running a local insurance agency.

Amna graduated from EGR High School in 1975 and went on to graduate from Albion College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts. She also received a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Michigan. In 2010, she completed a fellowship with the Michigan State Political Leadership Program.

Amna has been married to her husband, Paul Howland, since 1984 (35 years). They have three children: Hayden (34), Merrill (31), and Paul (28). All three children are married and Merrill has a child, Hazel, who is a year old. After considering the excellence of EGR’s school system, consistently strong property values, the pedestrian-friendly community, and the proximity to Grand Rapids, Amna and her husband decided to move the family to EGR in 1995.

Over the years, Amna has served EGR in numerous ways. Mayor Judy Frey appointed Amna to the Planning Commission in 2000. Amna was first elected to the City Commission as a First Ward Commissioner in 2005, when she successfully defeated the incumbent Commissioner. She served in this role until she was elected Mayor in 2011, where she continues to serve the community today. She currently sits on the EGR Community Foundation Committee and Joint Facilities Committee. 

Under Amna’s leadership, EGR has become a model community. Amna has fulfilled her promise to help rebuild EGR’s infrastructure, secured a “triple A” bond rating, and created and implemented the City’s Master Plan.