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Snyder makes appointments made to Citizen-Community Response Coordinating Council

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Bradley, of Saint Joseph, and the reappointment of Gail Ann Novak-Phelps, of White Lake, to the Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council.

The council supports and enhances Michigan's homeland security, community health, public safety and all hazard preparedness with responsible planning and leadership.

“Public safety and the well-being of our citizens will always be a top priority,” Snyder said. “I thank these appointees for their willingness to serve on this important commission.”

Bradley is chief deputy for the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He oversees the Enforcement Division, emergency management and homeland security, and special teams. Bradley serves on the Berrien County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the state of Michigan Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service. He earned an associate degree in law enforcement from Lake Michigan College and a bachelor’s in law enforcement from Siena Heights University. He replaces Michael Lovelace and will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.

Novak-Phelps is an emergency preparedness specialist for the University of Michigan-Flint with approximately 30 years of experience in administrative, managerial, and emergency and disaster response and recovery. She earned a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and corrections from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University. She will continue to represent individuals with technical expertise related to emergency response and serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2017.

Appointments to the council are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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