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Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments and Reappointments

March 1, 2019

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments and Reappointments 

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Advisory Board for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security and Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Advisory Board for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security 

Chief William T. Riley of Dearborn Heights, is the Inkster Police Chief.  Chief Riley is appointed to represent an individual representing local police departments in this state or the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police for a term expiring April 11, 2020.  

Kimberly Buddin of Novi, is the Policy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU Michigan). Buddin is appointed to represent a civil rights nonprofit for a term expiring March 2023.  

The State of Michigan’s Intelligence Operations Center shall collect, evaluate, collate and analyze information and intelligence and as deemed  appropriate, disseminate this information and intelligence to the proper public safety agencies so that any threat of terrorism or criminal activity will be successfully identified and addressed. 


Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness 

Philip M. Cavanaugh of Redford, former state representative and co-founder of the Wayne County Land Bank.  Mr. Cavanaugh is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring January 31, 2023. 

The council is designed to develop, adopt and update a 10-year plan to end homelessness.  The 10-year plan is to include evidence-based improvements to programs and policies that will ensure services and housing are provided in an efficient, cost-effective, and productive manner. 

The appointments are not subject to advice and consent of the Senate.