Resolution No. 2006-04 (Adopted 12/12/2006)-A Board Resolution Acknowledging The Contributions and Accomplishments of Deputy Director Benjamin R. McMakin And Commending Him For Distinguished and Honorable Service to the Michigan Gaming Control Board

STATE OF MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-04

 

A Board Resolution Acknowledging

The Contributions and Accomplishments of Deputy Director Benjamin R. McMakin

  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, Benjamin R. McMakin was hired in 1997 by Executive Director Nelson Westrin to serve the Michigan Gaming Control Board as its first Deputy Director of Audit and Financial Services; and later performed as Deputy Director of Licensing Division; and,

 

WHEREAS, Benjamin R. McMakin established each Detroit casino's initial internal controls, effectively promoted and ensured fiscal safeguards were in place to protect casino assets, and ensured that each casino's daily financial operations conformed to the minimum Michigan Gaming Control Board standards prior to their opening; and,

 

WHEREAS, Benjamin R. McMakin provided strong, dynamic leadership and directed one of the finest casino licensing divisions in the country; and,

 

WHEREAS, Benjamin R. McMakin served the Board and the People of the State of Michigan with honor and distinction; and,

 

WHEREAS, Benjamin R. McMakin's dedication, integrity, fairness, astute leadership, keen insight and prudent

judgment 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 Benjamin R. McMakin for his diligent public service and many valuable contributions and accomplishments as an employee from 1997 through December of 2006, and extends to Benjamin R. McMakin our very best wishes for continued happiness, success and fulfillment in all his future endeavors.

 

ADOPTED AND ISSUED THIS 12TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2006

 

 

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Mr. Damian S. Kassab, Chair

 

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Attest

 

 

Received and Filed:

 

 

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Patricia S. James

Board Secretary