Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to the Advisory Council on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael McKee of Dexter to the Advisory Council on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the 13-member council advises the department on matters pertaining to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing persons. A minimum of seven members must be deaf or hard of hearing.

"I thank Dr. McKee for his service on this council and I am confident he will be a positive voice for this community,” said Snyder.

McKee is an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Michigan and is a physician at Dexter Family Medicine Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lynn University, a medical degree from the University of Florida, and a master’s in public health from the department of community and preventive medicine at the University of Rochester. He will represent deaf or hard of hearing persons and replace David Barbour.

McKee will serve a three-year term expiring January 18, 2020.