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Snyder appoints members to boards, commissions

April 7, 2011

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 Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to several boards and commissions.LANSING, Mich. -

"These individuals are uniquely qualified to fill these roles," Snyder said. "I look forward to their vision and leadership to make a better Michigan."

The program allows state and local governments to purchase law enforcement equipment through federal procurement channels at discounted rates.The State and Local Law Enforcement Equipment Procurement Program (The 1122 Program)

Genevieve Hayes, of Birmingham, will serve as the state point of contact for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor. She is a business development unit manager with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. She manages the state's cooperative purchasing (MiDEAL) program for local units of government. 

Michigan Center for Rural Health
The Center acts as a liaison between state and federal agencies and rural communities to help strengthen health care programs.

Thomas J. Veryser, of Boyne City, is appointed to represent the Governor. He is CEO of Michigan Community Dental Clinics Inc. Veryser earned a bachelor's degree from Aquinas College, a master's degree in human services administration from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University Of Detroit School of Dentistry. He will serve a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.

The commission brings together state leaders from across the region to promote, coordinate and support regional improvements to passenger rail service. Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

Tim Hoeffner, of Lansing, is reappointed to serve as the Governor's designee. He is the administrator of the Office of High Speed Rail & Innovative Project Advancement for the Michigan Department of Transportation. 

Congressional District.thJohn "Joe" Schwarz, of Battle Creek, will serve as the private sector member. He is an ear, nose and throat surgeon and previously served as mayor of the city of Battle Creek, state senator and U.S. representative for Michigan's 7

Appointees will serve a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.

Board of Law Examiners

The board is responsible for the investigation and examination of all individuals who initially apply for admission to the state bar. The board may adopt suitable regulations, subject to approval by the Supreme Court, concerning the performance of its functions and duties.

The Honorable Christopher M. Murray, of Detroit, is appointed to fill the remainder of a term expiring on June 30, 2011. He currently serves on the Court of Appeals- 1st District. Murray previously served as a judge on the Wayne Circuit Court in the family division, as deputy legal counsel to Governor John Engler and as an attorney in private practice.