Amie Keidel a longtime member of Steelworkers Local 12075

Amie Keidel, 49, lives in Midland with her husband, Brett. They’ve been married for 25 years. Brett is a foreman for the Three Rivers Corporation.  They have a daughter, Madison, attending Delta College, and Amie has a stepson, Brandon Walter, who works in the IT department at Reed City Schools.

Amie and Brett met in high school at Bay City Western. She earned an associate of arts degree from Delta College and then a bachelor’s from Saginaw Valley State University in criminal justice.

How long have you lived in Midland and what brought you here? Twenty-five years.We were both working in Midland at the time, and we figured it was a good place to start as a newly married couple.

What is your profession and why? I’m a youth specialist at the Juvenile Justice Center in Midland, 27 years. I was going to SVSU when I started my internship with the probate court. That’s when they were building the juvenile center. I liked what I was doing. I enjoy the challenges. There are no two days that are the same. I’m just hoping that we’re having a positive impact on youth.

What are some of your interests and hobbies?  I have been an active union member for 27 years, Steelworkers Local 12075, Unit 01-Probate Court. I started as a member, stepped up as a union steward about 10 years ago, and in the last year stepped up as the unit president. We just recently reformed the “Women of Steel” group, starting to create positive community outreach events.

I enjoy camping in the summer. Do a lot of concerts, going to live music and spending time with my family and friends.

What are your favorite things to do in Midland? We really enjoy during the summer going downtown, taking advantage of events on the weekends, live music on Main Street, Tunes by the Tridge.

What do you enjoy about living in this community? Mostly, I enjoyed, when our daughter, was little how family-friendly it was for little kids. Always felt like it was a safe community and the schools here were good. It’s always been home.  

What is a message you’d like to give the community? Be active in the community. Find a way to give back. You’ll always feel better when you give back.

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