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Snyder makes appointment to Board of Professional Engineers

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of James Stevens, of Farmington Hills, to the Michigan Board of Professional Engineers.

The nine-member board regulates the practice of professional engineers.

“James is an experienced engineer and I thank him for his willingness to serve on this board,” Snyder said.

Stevens is one of the youngest partners at Livonia-based OHM Advisors, a 200-person architecture, engineering and planning firm. He is a lead engineering adviser for Auburn Hills and Oak Park, as well as Orion Township. He has earned awards from the Michigan chapters of the American Association of Public Works and the Concrete Paving Association. Stevens is active with the Southern Michigan Water Sewer Utilities Association, the Noon Optimist Club of Auburn Hills, the Visioning 2020 Committee and the Zoning Committee for the city of Farmington Hills.

Stevens earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy, where he played NCAA baseball for four years. He will represent professional engineers and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Anthony Vizzini.

Stevens will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring March 31, 2016, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.