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Snyder makes appointments to Construction Code Commission

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Boss, of Howell, and the reappointments of C. Jack Lewis, of North Branch, Nelson McMath, of Ann Arbor, and Sean O'Neil, of South Lyon, to the Construction Code Commission.   

The 17-member commission enforces construction code throughout the state.

"I am pleased to have such highly qualified professionals on this commission," said Snyder.  


Boss is director of professional services for Howell-based Boss Engineering Co., where he has worked for more than 40 years. He served in many capacities with the company, including as staff engineer, project manager and director of engineering services. Boss brings extensive experience with privately and government-funded projects, design and construction of residential, commercial and industrial developments, sewer and water plant design and planning, and landscape architectural services. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and holds numerous professional certifications. Boss will represent professional engineers and replaces Edwin Tatem.


Lewis serves as a barrier-free design technical adviser for the Construction Code Authority in Lapeer, and has worked in the construction consulting business for more than 20 years. He previously served as a program developer and volunteer coordinator for the city of Flint and as the barrier-free design taskforce coordinator for the Genesee County Coalition for Handicappers. Lewis has served on the Construction Code Commission since 2005 and is a former member of the Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns. He received an associate degree in marketing from C.S. Mott Community College and will represent the general public.

McMath has served as president of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers - Local 9 since 2004. He previously held numerous positions with the organization, including field representative and organizer for the Ann Arbor chapter's membership services division and vice chairman of the Local 9 management committee. McMath completed the Michigan Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training program through the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers - Local 9. He will represent organized labor.

O'Neil is the planning director for White Lake Township, where he oversees the budget and all operations for the township's planning department and serves as a community liaison for all planning and zoning matters. He previously served as a staff planner for the township, planner for the city of Dearborn and zoning coordinator and inspector for the Hamburg Township Zoning Department. O'Neil is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Michigan Association of Planning and the Michigan Economic Developers Association. He has served on the Construction Code Commission since 2005. O'Neil holds a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning from Michigan State University and will represent the general public.

Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire on Jan. 31, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.