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Governor Granholm Makes Appointments, Reappointments
September 1, 2005
LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board, State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, State Construction Code Commission, and Electrical Administrative Board:
Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board
Steven K. Hamp of Ann Arbor, president and secretary of The Henry Ford. Mr. Hamp is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring October 1, 2009. He was previously appointed in January of this year to replace David Dempsey, who resigned.
The Natural Resources Trust Fund Board is responsible for the acquisition of lands for resource protection and public outdoor recreation. The board determines which lands, and rights in land within the state, should be acquired and which public recreation facilities should be developed with money from the trust fund. The board submits to the Legislature in January of each year a list of those lands, rights in land, and public recreation facilities that the board has determined should be acquired or developed with trust fund money.
State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
Abby B. Dart of Harbor Springs, program director of Scenic Michigan in Petoskey. Ms. Dart is appointed to represent parents for a term expiring December 19, 2007. She succeeds Jenna Marr whose term has expired.
Paul N. Shaheen of Bath, executive director of the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health. Mr. Shaheen is appointed to present professional providers of child abuse and neglect prevention services for a term expiring December 19, 2007. He succeeds Christine Nelson whose term has expired.
Scott M. Stevenson of Haslett, president of Telecommunications Association of Michigan. Mr. Stevenson is appointed to represent volunteers in child abuse and neglect prevention services for a term expiring December 19, 2007. He succeeds Michael Bouchard whose term has expired.
Bishop Nathaniel W. Wells of Muskegon, bishop with Holy Trinity Institutional Church of God in Christ. Bishop Wells is appointed to represent the religious community for a term expiring December 19, 2007. He succeeds Ira Combs, Jr. whose term has expired.
The State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, also known as the Children’s Trust Fund, is responsible for developing a plan to distribute funds to statewide education programs that work to develop awareness of child abuse and neglect.
State Construction Code Commission
Dawn M. Holtrop of Grand Rapids, owner of DMH Architecture. Ms. Holtrop is appointed to represent architects for a term expiring January 31, 2007. She succeeds Cheryl A. Whitton-Kaszubski whose term has expired.
The State Construction Code Commission prepares and promulgates the state construction code that governs the construction, use, and occupation of buildings and structures. The commission is also charged with adding, amending and rescinding rules to update the code at least every three years in order to coincide with the national code change cycle.
Electrical Administrative Board
David L. Bushouse of Kalamazoo, president of Bushouse Inspection Services. Mr. Bushouse is reappointed to represent insurance inspection bureaus for a term expiring August 10, 2008.
Thelma P. Dobson of Farmington Hills, supervisor of meter services engineering for DTE Energy. Ms. Dobson is reappointed to represent electrical energy supply agencies for a term expiring August 10, 2008.
William (Frank) Donovan of Jackson, electrical inspector for the city of Jackson. Mr. Donovan is reappointed to represent chief electrical inspectors of municipalities for a term expiring August 10, 2008.
The Electrical Administrative Board inspects wiring and its installation, establishes fees for inspection, and appoints inspectors.
These appointments and reappointments are subject to Articles V, Section 6 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963. They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.