Michigan State Waterways Commission

The Michigan State Waterways Commission is responsible for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of recreational harbors, channels, docking and launching facilities, and administration of commercial docks in the Straits of Mackinac.

The Commission consists of 7 members including 1 owner/operator of a harbor/marina, 1 representative of the marine-trades industry who does not own/operate a harbor/marina, at least 1 member from the Upper Peninsula, at least 1 member from the Lower Peninsula, and no less than 2 members residing north of townline 16. Members each serve 3 year terms.

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Statute

Act 451 of 1994, MCL 324.78102

Contact Info

Michelle K. Wieber
Administrative Assistant, Planning and Infrastructure
Parks and Recreation Division
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Administrative Assistant, Michigan State Waterways Commission
Phone: 517-284-6138

 

Members 

Dennis Nickels, Grand Haven

Term expires September 18, 2018

 

Denny Grinold, Lansing

Term expires September 18, 2018

 

Ward Walstrom, Harbor Springs

Persons residing north of townline 16 in the Lower Peninsula

Term expires September 18, 2018

 

Nicki Polan, White Lake

Term expires September 18, 2019

 

James R. Hansen, Escanaba

Persons residing north of townline 16 in the Upper Peninsula

Term expires September 18, 2019

 

Steve Arwood, St. Johns
General public
Term expires September 18, 2020
 

Mary Rising, Fenton
Represents the marine-trades industry and does not own or operate a harbor or marina
Term expires September 18, 2020