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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointment to the Detroit Financial Review Commission

Friday, November 13, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Tony Saunders, of Detroit, to the Detroit Financial Review Commission.

The Commission was created by the “Grand Bargain” legislative package, Public Act 181 of 2014. Statutorily required members of the commission include State Treasurer Nick Khouri, who serves as chairperson. State Budget Director John Roberts serves as the designee of the director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Also included by statute are Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones, or their designees.

"I appreciate the expertise that Tony contributes to this commission, and I know he will continue to play a critical role in Detroit’s comeback.”

Saunders is the chief financial officer/chief restructuring officer for Wayne County and previously served as director at Conway MacKenzie, Inc.. He previously spent 13 months as emergency manager for the city of Benton Harbor, leaving that post in March, after declaring the financial emergency had been resolved. Saunders previously provided strategic and financial planning services to the city of Highland Park, was a partner with WYLD Marketing Group, and served as chief of staff for former Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins. Saunders is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Saunders will serve a four-year term expiring Nov. 9, 2019. His appointment is not subject the advice and consent of the Senate.