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Appointment made to State Boundary Commission

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Dennis Schornack to the State Boundary Commission.

The commission settles boundary issues between townships and municipalities, and recommends approval or denial of petitions to alter boundaries.

"Dennis has a distinguished record of public service to our state and his expertise in these matters will serve Michigan well," Snyder said.

Schornack, of Williamston, previously served as executive director of the Michigan Recreation and Park Association and as former chairman and U.S. Boundary Commissioner for the International Joint Commission and International Boundary Commission. He previously worked in Gov. John Engler's administration as a Senior Policy Advisor. Schornack earned bachelor's degrees in biology and speech and hearing science from Michigan State University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a master's from Michigan State University. He replaces Ruth Ann Jamnick.

Schornack is also designated chair, and will serve a three-year term expiring Nov. 13, 2013. The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.