Don Cooney is serving his 11th term as a City Commissioner and 2nd term as Vice-Mayor. His current term expires in November 2025 (his term as Vice Mayor will expire in 2023).
Don Cooney is serving his 11th term as a City Commissioner and 2nd term as Vice-Mayor. He has been married for 29 years to Kathleen Cooney, a social worker at Family and Children Services. They have an adult son named Nathaniel. Cooney is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University where he has taught for 45 years. He has a master's degree from Mary Immaculate Seminary, a master's degree from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. He was a leader in starting Kalamazoo Communities in schools and Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo.