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Michigan Veterans Facility Authority Welcomes New Board Member

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LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Veterans Facility Authority (MVFA), a nine-member board that governs Michigan Veteran Homes, is pleased to welcome Barry F. Walter, of DeWitt, as its newest board member.

Mr. Walter is the Clinton County assistant state service officer for the Veteran of Foreign Wars Department of Michigan and holds an associate degree from Henry Ford Community College. He was appointed by Gov. Whitmer to fill a seat representing a veteran who has professional knowledge, skill, or experience in long-term care, healthcare licensure or finance, or medicine. His term, which commenced on December 8, 2022, will expire on April 15, 2026.

The MVFA is still seeking to fill one additional seat on the board. Board members will serve a four-year term.

For information related to the MVFA Board, visit Michigan Veterans Facility Authority - About. If you are interested in serving on the board, complete an application for appointment here: Board or Commission Application. If you have questions about the board or application process, please contact Beth Simonton-Kramer at or 616-498-5357.