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Appointments made to Michigan State Waterways Commission

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Alex Declercq and the re-appointment of Gary Marowske to the Michigan State Waterways Commission.

The commission is responsible for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of recreational harbors, channels, and docking and launching facilities. 

"Easy access to Michigan's thousands of lakes and waterways is one of the features that make our state a great place to live.  I am confident Alex Declercq and Gary Marowske will make increasing access a top priority," Snyder said. 

Declercq, of Grosse Pointe Park, is president of Doyle Sails Detroit, one of the largest sail makers in the industry.  He previously worked for North Sails before joining Doyle Sails in 1979.  Declercq earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Detroit.  He will represent the marine-trades industry that does not own or operate a harbor or marina and replaces Bob Brown.

Marowske, of Grosse Pointe Farms, has served on the commission since 2009.  He is a past director of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and past director of the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron. Marowske is president of Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical in Warren.  He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Valparaiso University in Indiana.  Marowske will represent the general public.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Sept. 18, 2014. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.