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Appointments, reappointments made to Michigan Community Service Commission
October 22, 2012
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced six appointments and five reappointments to the Michigan Community Service Commission.
Established in 1991, the 25-member board fosters a culture of service by providing vision and resources to strengthen communities through volunteerism. It also develops a three-year comprehensive community and national service plan that is updated annually.
"Michigan is a great place to live, work and play, largely because its citizens believe so strongly in the values of volunteerism and community service," said Snyder. "These appointees bring outstanding experiences to this board and I am thankful for their willingness to serve."
David Andrews, of Holt, is a news anchor and reporter for WILX-TV 10, where he has worked since 1998. He attended Texas A&M University and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Andrews will represent experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, and replaces Julie Calley, who will now represent local government on the commission.
Michael Hill, of Maple City, is superintendent of Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Saginaw Valley State University and a master's degree in education administration from Central Michigan University. Hill will serve as the Superintendent of Public Instruction's designee.
Megan Johnson, of Birmingham, is an associate program officer with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, where she previously served as a program assistant. She earned a bachelor's degree in English, journalism and communication studies from Albion College, a master's degree in public administration and nonprofit leadership from Western Michigan University, and is currently enrolled in an education graduate program at the University of Michigan. Johnson will represent experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons. She fills a vacancy created by Kara Carlisle.
Robert ‘Bob' Kolt, of Haslett, is president and CEO of Okemos-based Kolt Communications Inc., an instructor in Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts and Sciences and volunteer president of AARP Michigan. He received a bachelor's degree in broadcast and cinematic arts and journalism from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in communication from Michigan State University. Kolt will represent experts in promoting voluntarism in older adults. He fills a vacancy created by Vernice Davis-Anthony.
David Price, of Lansing, is executive director of the MARO Employment and Training Association, where he has worked since 1994. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from John Carroll University in Ohio. Price will represent experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons, and replaces Alphonso Swain.
Eric Wilson, of Grand Rapids, is director of philanthropic and nonprofit services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. He received a bachelor's degree in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master's degree in higher education from Ohio State University. Wilson will represent individuals with expertise in the educational, training and developmental needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth. He fills a vacancy created by Kathleen Maisner.
Julie Calley, of Portland, has served as an Ionia County commissioner since 2009. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University. Calley will represent local government and replaces Bernard Parker.
Antoine Campbell, of Rockford, is vice president of community impact and education for Heart of West Michigan United Way, where he has worked since 2004. He earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master's degree in divinity from Yale University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Campbell will continue to represent experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental or public safety services to communities and persons.
Robert Collier, of Grand Rapids, is president and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations, a position he has held since 2000. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from Hobart College in New York and a master's degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. Collier will continue to represent community-based agencies.
Janet Lawson, of Troy, is director of the volunteer corps at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn. She holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in early childhood education, both from Oakland University. Lawson will continue to represent experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental, or public safety services to communities and persons.
John Truscott, of Okemos, is president and principal of Truscott Rossman. Previously, he served as director of communications and press secretary for former Governor John Engler. Truscott is past chairman of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication and political science from Michigan State University, and will continue to represent business.
With the exception of Johnson and Wilson, appointees will serve three-year terms that expire Oct. 1, 2015. Johnson will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Oct. 1, 2013, and Wilson will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Oct. 1, 2014. Appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.