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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Dale Gribler, of Lawrence, Michelle La-Joye Young, of Caledonia, and Julie Secontine, of Rochester Hills, to the Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board.

The board oversees Michigan's 800 MHz radio system and telecommunications network, which provides statewide interoperability in digital clarity to its members. It also adopts procedures governing the organization and operations of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System.

“These appointees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board and I appreciate their continued willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

Gribler is the Van Buren County Sheriff, serving in that role since 1996. He is the former undersheriff of the county and also served as chief of police for the village of Lawrence. Gribler is a member of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association and holds several committee appointments. He earned an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree from Lake Michigan College.

LaJoye-Young is a chief deputy with the Kent County Sheriff Department, where she previously served as commander of the Technology and Communications Division, Lieutenant, and Sergeant. LaJoye-Young spent eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves, where she achieved the rank of Captain. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University.

Secontine is risk manager and an attorney for Oakland County, a position she has held since 2003. She was previously senior assistant corporation counselor for the county and worked as a staff attorney to Chief Judge Barry L. Howard in the Oakland County Circuit Court. She taught at Cooley Law School, Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University and Oakland Community College. Secontine earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring April 30, 2019. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.