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Snyder makes reappointment to State Tax Commission

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Doug Roberts, of East Lansing, to the State Tax Commission.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Treasury, the three-member board has general supervision for the administration of Michigan's property tax laws. It also provides guidance to local assessors on assessments and appeals. No more than two members can be from the same political party.

“Doug has an impressive background and skillset and I look forward to his continued service to the tax commission,” Snyder said.

Roberts is director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University and has been on the State Tax Commission since 2003. He previously worked more than 28 years in Michigan government, serving as state Treasurer, director of the Senate Fiscal Agency, deputy superintendent of the Department of Education, and deputy director of the Department of Management and Budget. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

He continues to serve as commission chair and represents Republicans and individuals who have experience with taxation and government.

Roberts will serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 27, 2018. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.