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Mitchell Garner, Vice President

Mitch is very active with the Ann Arbor Track Club, where he has served as President since 2009 (Vice President from 2004 to 2008) and as a board member and executive committee member since 2004.  Mitch is a longstanding race committee member of two mid-sized, club-hosted road races in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Burns Park Run and the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. In 2014, the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run was the RRCA’s half-marathon national championship. In 2007, Mitch reviewed the RRCA’s bylaws and recommended to the Bylaws Task Force clarifying changes to the bylaws’ provisions. In 2008 Mitch was elected RRCA Central Region Director and served two terms, until 2012, in that position. During his two terms, he worked with the RRCA Board on several projects, including the drafting of the RRCA Strategic Plan; a review of state laws governing medical volunteers; and a study of legally required accommodations for disabled runners under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2010, he was appointed by the RRCA Board to serve as Chair of the RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame Selection Committee and continues to serve in that position.  In 2012 he was elected RRCA Vice President and was reelected to a second term as Vice President in 2014. Later in 2014, he was appointed by the RRCA President to chair an ad hoc committee that was requested to draft a complaint resolution process. The RRCA Complaint Resolution Process, which was adopted by the RRCA Board in April 2015, established a procedure for resolving complaints about governance, unethical behavior, questionable business practices, and other types of conduct or activities significantly impacting RRCA members. Mitch is a lifelong runner and a member of the Ann Arbor Track Club’s men’s masters 60+ team.  His club team won the USATF men’s masters 60+ grand prix team national championship for four consecutive years, from 2011 to 2014. Currently he is an attorney and principal with the law firm of Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A. He graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in economics and also has a degree in political science, with honors, from the University of Paris. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

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