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Governor makes appointment to Barrier Free Design Board

Thursday, April 11, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Spencer, of Davisburg, to the Barrier Free Design Board.

The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with reviewing and processing requests for exceptions to the barrier free design specifications. It also makes recommendations for barrier free design rules.


"Jeffrey brings more than 40 years of experience to the board and I appreciate his willingness to serve in this role," said Snyder.    


Spencer is the building reviewer and inspector for the city of Auburn Hills, a position he has held for more than 25 years. He previously served as a carpenter and project coordinator for St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac. Spencer is a member and former president of the Oakland County Building Officials Association and a member of the Southeast Michigan Building Officials and Inspectors Association. He holds an associate degree in industrial technology from Baker College. Spencer will represent building inspectors and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jerry Harkness.


Spencer will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Oct. 31, 2013, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.