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Snyder makes appointment to Community Service Commission

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Beverly Grant, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Established in 1991, the 25-member board fosters a culture of service by providing vision and resources to strengthen communities through volunteerism. It also develops a three-year comprehensive community and national service plan that is updated annually.

“I am confident Beverly will do great work to help inspire people to further embrace volunteerism in our state. A strong sense of community service is what makes Michigan, Michigan,” Snyder said.

Grant is the interim executive director and association director for the Grand Valley State University Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She served as a program officer, community initiatives for the Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation. Grant earned an associate degree in office administration from Ferris State University, a bachelor’s degree in social work from Grambling State University, and a master’s degree in social work from Atlanta University. She represents individuals with expertise in the educational, training, and developmental needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, and replaces Eric Wilson.

Grant will serve a three-year term expiring Oct. 1, 2017. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.