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Reappointment made to Michigan Finance Authority

Friday, October 26, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Don Gilmer, of Augusta, to the Michigan Finance Authority.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Treasury, the six-member board was created in 2010 by the consolidation of 10 public finance authorities to improve efficiency in state government.

"Don brings years of outstanding experiences as a public servant, and I am thankful for his willingness to continue in this role," said Snyder.    

Gilmer is retired from service as Calhoun County interim administrator and controller and Kalamazoo County administrator.  Previously, he served as the Michigan Department of Management and Budget's state budget director, as commissioner of the Michigan State Lottery and as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing portions of Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties for more than 20 years. Gilmer has served on the board since 2010. He attended Michigan State University and received an honorary doctorate degree from Western Michigan University.

Gilmer will serve a four-year term that expires Sept. 30, 2016, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.