Resolution #2002-05 (Adopted 12/10/02) - Acknowledging The Contributions and Accomplishments of the Executive Director and Commending Him For Distinguished and Honorable Service

STATE OF MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2002-05

A Board Resolution Acknowledging

The Contributions and Accomplishments of Executive Director

  and Commending Him

For Distinguished and Honorable Service to the

Michigan Gaming Control Board and the

People of the State of Michigan

 

WHEREAS, the Michigan Gaming Control Board was statutorily created and charged with the responsibility of administering and enforcing the provisions of the Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act, as amended, Public Act 69 of 1997, relating to the proper licensing and regulation of casino gaming in the City of Detroit, as authorized by the Act; and,

 

WHEREAS, Nelson W. Westrin was duly appointed to serve a six-year term as the first appointed executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board by the Honorable John M. Engler, Governor of the State of Michigan, on July 17, 1997, with an affirmative vote of the Michigan Senate; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Westrin effectively led the Board, as its executive director, developing and proposing necessary amendments to the original voter-initiated Act that authorized casino gaming in the City of Detroit, in order to ensure sufficiently stringent licensing standards and adequate Board authority to properly and effectively license and regulate casino operations to keep them free of corrupt influences and protect the public interest; and,

 

WHEREAS, Executive Director Westrin also led the Board in developing and promulgating necessary administrative rules to effectively implement and administer the amended Act, and also directed the required background investigations and licensing proceedings for each of the three licensed Detroit casinos authorized by the Act, as well as their initial employees and suppliers; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Westrin served the Board and the People of the State of Michigan with honor and distinction; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Westrin's dedication, integrity, fairness, astute leadership, keen insight and prudent judgment as the executive director of the Board are well-recognized and appreciated by his staff, colleagues, and the members of the Board and by the People of our State; NOW THEREFORE,

 

IT IS RESOLVED that the Michigan Gaming Control Board HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND COMMENDS Nelson W. Westrin for his diligent public service and many valuable contributions and accomplishments, and extends to Nelson our very best wishes for continued happiness, success and fulfillment in all his future endeavors.

 

 

ADOPTED AND ISSUED THIS TENTH DAY OF DECEMBER 2002

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD

 

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Roman S. Gribbs, Chairperson

 

 

Attest:_______________________________