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Snyder appoints members to Land Bank Fast Track Authority and State Board of Professional Surveyors
July 21, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Kim Homan and Deborah Muchmore to the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and Gilbert Barish to the State Board of Professional Surveyors.
"The appointees bring tremendous experience and I am confident they will work effectively and efficiently to best serve the citizens of Michigan," Snyder said.
Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority
The authority was created with the mission of returning blighted tax reverted properties to productive and economic viability.
Homan, of Van Buren Township, has served as executive director of the authority since November and is a property manager. Before that, she served as assistant corporation counsel for Wayne County. Homan was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1994 and is also a member of the Hawaii State Bar. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.
Muchmore, of Laingsburg, has managed the the Michigan-focused public affairs and communications strategies for Marketing Resource Group in Lansing for more than 23 years. She also serves as chair of the Lansing Regional Economic Club and on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Muchmore earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and earned certification in professional fund development and non-profit management from Wayne State University. She will serve a four-year term expiring May 31, 2015, and replaces George Jackson Jr.
Homan will continue to serve as executive director of the authority for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor. Muchmore's appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
State Board of Professional Surveyors
The board was created to license and regulate the practice of land surveying in Michigan.
Barish, of DeWitt, is president of Geodetic Designs Inc. and owner of North Grand River LLC. He also serves in the Olive Township Future Land Use Committee. Barish previously served as president of the central chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors. He earned a bachelor's degree in surveying engineering from Ferris State University.
Barish represents professional surveyors and will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring March 31, 2013. He replaces Ronnie Lester. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.