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Orders revise Independent Living Council, Committee on Juvenile Justice
October 16, 2012
LANSING, Mich. ‒ Gov. Rick Snyder today issued two executive orders. Executive Order 2012-15 revises the ex officio membership of the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council to comply with federal requirements. Executive Order 2012-16 revises the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (MCJJ), which was established under Executive Order 2012-1.
The Statewide Independent Living Council's seven ex officio members, appointed today as required by E.O. 2012-15, will each serve a three-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. Formerly, ex officio members were neither appointed by the governor nor subject to the term limits.
"The Independent Living Council serves an important role in Michigan and this action is necessary to maintain federal assistance," Snyder said. "I thank the appointees for their willingness to serve."
The following individuals were appointed.
Sally Harrison, of Suttons Bay, will represent the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for a three-year term. Harrison is the director of the department's Rental Assistance and Homeless Solutions Division. She previously served as director of the department's Rental Development and Homeless Initiatives and Supportive Housing and Homeless Initiatives divisions. Harrison has a bachelor's degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan.
Lou Adams, of Farwell, will represent Michigan Rehabilitation Services for a three-year term. Adams is the group's bureau deputy director. He previously served as acting division director I and III and as district manager. Adams has a bachelor's in religion and a master's in counseling and guidance from Central Michigan University.
Ed Rodgers, of Lansing, will represent the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons for a three-year term. Rodgers is the bureau director. He has held positions with the state departments of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Labor and Economic Growth, and has been an administrative law judge for 30 years. Rodgers has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational psychology, both from Michigan State University, and a law degree from the University of South Carolina.
Denise Stork-Phillips, of Lansing, will represent the Michigan Department of Human Services for a three-year term. She is the assistant to the department director. Previously, Stork-Phillips worked as a departmental specialist and litigation liaison, and served as acting director in the department's legal affairs division. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology, and a master's degree in administration, both from Central Michigan University; and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Mike Zimmer, of Dimondale, will represent the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for a three-year term. He is chief deputy director of the department and executive director of the Michigan Administrative Hearing System. Previously, Zimmer served as deputy director of the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules and as director of the Bureau of Hearings within the former Department of Consumer and Industry Services. He received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from George Washington University.
Cindy Kelly, of Okemos, will represent the Michigan Department of Community Health for a three-year term. She joined the department in 1994 and serves as the senior management executive for the department's Bureau of State Hospitals and Behavioral Health Administrative Operations. Kelly earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration, both from Central Michigan University.
Collette Bauman, of Brighton, will represent the Michigan Department of Education for a three-year term. She is a supervisor within the department's Low Incidence Outreach Division. Previously, Bauman served 20 years with Livonia Public Schools. She holds a bachelor's degree in education for the visually handicapped from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in special education from Michigan State University.
The 15 voting members on the council are already appointed by the governor and subject to the term limits. The council was re-created under Executive Order 2007-49 as required by the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in order to be eligible to receive assistance.
Executive Order 2012-16 creates within the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice the State Advisory Group Subcommittee (SAG), and the chair will not be a full-time government employee. The MCJJ committee members will also serve on the SAG subcommittee. This represents the most efficient way to satisfy federal requirements and associated regulations.