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Deirdre Holloway Waterman

Deirdre WatermanOn November 5, 2013 Dr. Deirdre Holloway Waterman was elected as Mayor of the City of Pontiac, the first woman to ever be elected to this position.

Having held elective office in the City of Pontiac since 2006, Dr. Waterman has served as Chairwoman the Pontiac Library Board and as a Commissioner on the Pontiac Charter Revision Commission. She was Vice-Chairman of NOMC Hospital (now Doctors Hospital) and Chair of the Finance Committee. She was the founding President of the Friends of the Pontiac Public Library.

For over 30 years, Dr. Waterman has operated her practice, Holloway Eye Care, in Pontiac as a small business owner.

Deirdre Waterman graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Biology and Political Science. Subsequently, she graduated from Meharry Medical College and completed her residency at Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University.

She stepped up to lead early in her professional career. Dr. Waterman became the First African American Female Ophthalmologist in Michigan She has served as the Chairwoman of the National Medical Association, Region IV and served two terms as Finance Chair for that organization. She was also President of the Associated Healthcare Providers and is listed in the Inaugural Edition of Vital Signs: Michigan – citing African American Achievement in Healthcare.

Dr. Waterman was married to the late Judge William Waterman. Together, they raised their two children in Pontiac. She is an active member of Plymouth United Church of Christ.

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