Michigan State Waterways Commission

The Michigan State Waterways Commission is responsible for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of recreational harbors, channels, docking and launching facilities, and administration of commercial docks in the Straits of Mackinac.

The Commission consists of 7 members including 1 owner/operator of a harbor/marina, 1 representative of the marine-trades industry who does not own/operate a harbor/marina, at least 1 member from the Upper Peninsula, at least 1 member from the Lower Peninsula, and no less than 2 members residing north of townline 16. Members each serve 3-year terms. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. 
 
 

Statute

 

Contact Information

Michelle K. Wieber
Administrative Assistant, Planning and Infrastructure
Parks and Recreation Division
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Administrative Assistant, Michigan State Waterways Commission
Phone: 517-284-6138
 

Members

Dennis Nickels, Grand Haven
Represents the general public
Term expires 9/18/21
 
Peter Beauregard, Grosse Pointe Shores
Represents an individual who owns or operates a harbor or marina in this state 
Term expires 9/18/21
 
Barb Brooks, Boyne City
Represents persons residing north of townline 16 in the Lower Peninsula
Term expires 9/18/21
 
Elaine Sterrett-Isely, Grand Rapids
Represents the general public 
Term expires 9/18/22
 
Patrick Egan, Brimley
Represents persons residing north of townline 16 in the Upper Peninsula
Term expires 9/18/22
 
Mark Yonan, Holly
Represents the general public
Term expires 9/18/23
 
Mary Rising, Fenton
Represents the marine-trades industry and does not own or operate a harbor or marina
Term expires 9/18/23