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Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Community Corrections Board, Propane Commission, Correctional Officers’ Training Council, and the School Safety Commission.

Michigan Community Corrections Board

Martha D. Anderson, of Troy, is a judge for the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wayne State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Law School. Judge Anderson is reappointed to represent a judge of the circuit court for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 31, 2025.

Brandon D. Davis, of Muskegon, is the director of oversight and public accountability for the City of Grand Rapids. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University and a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Davis is appointed to represent a member of city government for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 31, 2025. He succeeds Bobby Hopewell whose term expired March 31.

Jennifer C. Janetsky, of Flushing, is an assistant prosecuting attorney for Genesee County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and German Language and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan. Ms. Janetsky is reappointed to represent a county prosecutor for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 31, 2025.

Bradley S. Knoll, of Holland, is the chief judge of the 58th District Court of Ottawa County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law. Judge Knoll is reappointed to represent a judge of the district court for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 31, 2025.

Kevin R. Krieg, of Saline, is the business representative for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Construction Technology from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Krieg is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 31, 2025. He succeeds Deborah Smith-Olson whose term expired March 31.

The Michigan Community Corrections Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections and is charged with approving many components of community corrections programs including: goals, eligibility criteria, program guidelines, program standards and policies, the application process, procedures for funding, and criteria for evaluation.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Propane Commission

Kristopher H. Bowman, of Gulliver, is the president of Bowman Gas Company. He is a member of the Propane Gas Association Board of Directors and the chair of the Propane Emergency Response Network Committee. Mr. Bowman is appointed to represent individuals engaged in the retail propane industry in this state as an employee or owner of a retail propane marketer for not less than two years immediately before appointment. He will serve for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring July 1, 2024.

Aaron M. Huizenga, of Kewadin, is the east division manager of Lakes Gas Company and a member of the Michigan Propane Gas Association Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Michigan. Mr. Huizenga is appointed to represent individuals engaged in the retail propane industry in this state as an employee or owner of a retail propane marketer for not less than two years immediately before appointment. He will serve for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring July 1, 2023.

Wayne Kohley, of Norton Shores, is the president of the Excel Propane Company. He is a member of the Michigan Propane Gas Association and the chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee. Mr. Kohley is appointed to represent individuals engaged in the retail propane industry in this state as an employee or owner of a retail propane marketer for not less than two years immediately before appointment. He will serve for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring July 1, 2022.

Thomas W. Olive, of Grand Rapids, is the president and CEO of Crystal Flash, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University and a Master of Management from Northwestern University. Mr. Olive is appointed to represent individuals engaged in the retail propane industry in this state as an employee or owner of a retail propane marketer for not less than two years immediately before appointment. He will serve for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring July 1, 2023.

Andrew Vanderboegh, of Grand Rapids, is the director of advertising, marketing and sales for Altogas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Dayton. Mr. Vanderboegh is appointed to represent individuals engaged in the retail propane industry in this state as an employee or owner of a retail propane marketer for not less than two years immediately before appointment. He will serve for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring July 1, 2024.

The Propane Commission was created by Public Act 332 of 2020 to educate residents, business owners, and other users of propane on the safe use of propane, and promote the use of high efficiency appliances and equipment through rebate and incentive programs for Michigan residents.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Correctional Officers’ Training Council

Robert Davis, Jr., of Saginaw, is the pastor at the Christ Fellowship Baptist Church. He serves as the Chaplin for the Saginaw Police Department and the chair of the Saginaw Citizens Advisory Committee. Rev. Davis is reappointed to represent the general public for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 29, 2024.

Matthew Larson, Ph.D., of Sterling Heights, is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Siena Heights University, Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Larson is appointed to represent the academic community for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 29, 2024. He succeeds Juliette Roddy whose term expired March 29.

Kelly Manning, of Grand Ledge, is the director of performance management for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Ferris State University. Mrs. Manning is appointed to represent the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 29, 2024. She succeeds Francine Wresinski whose term expired March 29.

Tamara L. McDiarmid, of Ionia, is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Lansing Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Ferris State University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University. Professor McDiarmid is reappointed to represent the academic community and community colleges for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 29, 2024.

Jason M. Sides, of Marquette, is the offender succeeds community coordinator for Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northern Michigan University. Mr. Sides is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring March 29, 2024. He succeeds Christopher Mills whose term expired March 29.

The Correctional Officers’ Training Council establishes standards regarding training and education as prescribed in the Correctional Officer’s Training Act. The Council develops, approves, and updates course content for the vocational certificate program, minimum requirements for recruitment and selection for new state corrections officers, and standards for the certification, recertification, and decertification of state corrections officers.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

School Safety Commission

Theresa A. Bassett, of Ann Arbor, is a school social worker for Ann Arbor Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Education Leadership and Master of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Bassett is appointed to represent an individual recommended by the Senate Minority Leader for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring Jan. 14, 2025. She succeeds Patricia Kovacs whose term expired Jan. 14.

Brian Gard, of Rockford, is the director of safety and health for National Heritage Academies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University, Master of Management from Aquinas College, and a State of Michigan Law Enforcement Certification from the Kalamazoo Valley Police Academy. Mr. Gard is appointed to represent an individual recommended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring Jan. 14, 2025. He succeeds David Forystek whose term expired Jan. 14.

Rick Joseph, of Royal Oak, is a teacher with Birmingham Public Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Teaching Bilingual and ESL Education from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Mr. Joseph is reappointed to represent an individual recommended by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring Jan. 14, 2025.

Alicia Urbain, of Brighton, is the vice president of government and legal affairs for the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Mrs. Urbain is appointed to represent an individual recommended by the Senate Majority Leader for a term commencing Apr. 9, and expiring Jan. 14, 2025. She succeeds Brian Gard whose term expired and is now serving as the nominee of the Speaker of the House.

The School Safety Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the office of school safety using model practices for determining school safety measures. The school safety measures must address the development and evaluation of school safety model practices, a review of the statewide school safety information policy and the emergency operations plans, the role of school safety liaisons, the emerging trends in school safety technology, the baseline safety requirements for schools, and the baseline hardening measures for new and existing schools.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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