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Thomas Minter appointed to Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Minter to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.  

This 15-member council works to "get Michigan moving" by promoting the health and wellness benefits of physical activity and creating behavior changing programs that will help provide tools for Michigan citizens.

"Thomas brings great and valuable experience to this council," Snyder said. "I am confident he will work well with the other members to continue work and efforts on the positive difference physical fitness can make for Michiganders." 

Minter, of Okemos, served as assistant to the executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association since 1995, where he was responsible for administering sports tournaments and programs for high school athletes throughout the state. He has been certified as a sports official and referee for high school and college sports since 1965. Minter was elected Meridian Township treasurer from 1977-95 and served as Ingham County commissioner from 1999-2005. A U.S. Army veteran, Minter received a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University. He replaces Nathan Ohle, who resigned.

Minter will serve the remainder of a two-year term that expires on April 30, 2012. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.