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Snyder makes appointment to Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Bob Scolnik, of Norton Shores, to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity.

Established in 1981 and housed in the Department of Human Services, the commission seeks to mitigate the causes and effects of poverty, as well as promote self-sufficiency and economic opportunity.

"Bob's years of experience and expertise will be of great benefit and I thank him for his willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

Scolnik is a Muskegon County commissioner. He served as captain and was a senior adviser for the Army Reserve in Western Michigan. Scolnik served on the board of Michigan Pine & Dunes Girl Scout Council, as the chairman of the Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce, as president of the Muskegon Rotary Club, chairman of the United Way board, president of Kackley Visiting Nurses and Hospice, president of the Friends of the Norton Shores Library, and was a founding board member of the Muskegon Film Festival. Scolnik earned a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College. He represents elected officials.

Scolnik will serve the remainder of a one-year term expiring June 21, 2015. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.