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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Michigan Aeronautics Commission

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Peter Kamarainen, of Grand Ledge, and J. David VanderVeen, of Clarkston, to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission.

The nine-member board governs all airports, flight schools, and other aeronautical activities within the state.

"David and Peter have served Michigan’s flight community well on the commission, and I thank them for their continued commitment," Snyder said.

Kamarainen is owner of GrandAir Aviation Inc., the fixed based operator for Abrams Municipal Airport in Grand Ledge. He is a licensed commercial pilot and has been a flight instructor for more than 20 years. Kamarainen earned a bachelor's degree in business from Michigan State University

VanderVeen is director of Central Services for Oakland County, a position he has held since 1993. He is a licensed pilot and current member of the board of directors of the Michigan Business Aircraft Association. VanderVeen is a charter member of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. He earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Michigan.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring May 27, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.