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Snyder makes appointment to Utility Consumer Participation Board

Friday, September 7, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ryan Dinkgrave, of Royal Oak, to the Utility Consumer Participation Board.  

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the five-member board provides grants to qualified applicants that represent the interests of Michigan's residential energy customers. Funding is generated through annual assessments of certain regulated utility companies.


"Ryan is a great choice for this post," said Snyder. "I am thankful for his willingness to serve the citizens of Michigan on the board."


Dinkgrave is the manager of grant writing and government affairs for Detroit-based Focus: HOPE, where he has worked since 2006. He previously held the positions of advancement specialist, legislative assistant and volunteer and community outreach coordinator. Dinkgrave is a board member for the Metropolitan Detroit chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He holds bachelor's degrees in communications and telecommunications, information studies and media and a master's degree in public relations, all from Michigan State University. Dinkgrave fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jacqueline Jones.


Dinkgrave will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Jan. 13, 2013, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.