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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to the Michigan State Capitol Commission

Thursday, December 17, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Travis Weber, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan State Capitol Commission.

The commission manages the Michigan State Capitol Historic Site, maintains and restores the State Capitol Building, maintains and improves the grounds of the site, and makes recommendations to the governor, the Senate, and the House of Representatives regarding funding for the site.

"I am confident in Travis’s abilities to serve in this role," Snyder said. "Preserving and maintaining the Capitol Building is vitally important to all of Michigan, and I know he will aid the commission with enthusiasm and dedication.”

Weber is deputy legal counsel in the Executive Office of the Governor. He previously served as deputy legal counsel and senior policy advisor in the House Republican Policy Office under Speakers of the House Kevin Cotter and Jase Bolger, and worked as an attorney at the law firm of Clark Hill PLC. Weber earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. He will serve on the commission as a representative of the governor.

Members serve at the pleasure of the governor. Appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.