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Published 6/21/2020
1:57am

Laingsburg Man Appointed By Governor Whitmer to State Builders Board

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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State of Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the appointment of Steven M. Swan of Laingsburg, a building official for the City of Lansing Building and Safety Department and owner of Swan Consultants LLC, to represent the general public as a building inspector on the Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board, for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring March 31, 2024. Mr. Swan is succeeding Sidney Browne Jr. whose term expired March 31, 2020.

Other appointments to that board include:

James R. Cowhy, of Manchester, is the president and owner of Cowhy-Hayes Construction Inc. Mr. Cowhy is appointed to represent licensed residential builders for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring March 31, 2024. He succeeds John Kelly whose term expired March 31, 2020.

Damien J. Nelson, of Northville, is a business agent with the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. Mr. Nelson is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring March 31, 2024. He succeeds Matthew Zalewski whose term expired March 31, 2020.
 
William Tanasse, of Grand Ledge, is a general contractor and president of Key Builders, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. Mr. Tanasse is appointed to represent licensed residential builders for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring March 31, 2022. He succeeds William Adcock who has resigned.

Hassan Zayat, of Livonia, is a general contractor and owner of Zayat Construction. He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Mr. Zayat is appointed to represent licensed maintenance and alteration contractors for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring March 31, 2024. He succeeds Jeffrey Donius whose term expired March 31, 2020.

The Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board was created to license and regulate persons engaged in the construction of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure, or persons who undertake the repair, alteration, addition, subtraction or improvement of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure for compensation other than wages for personal labor.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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Governor Whitmer also announced appointments to the Michigan Board of Counseling, Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission, Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority Board of Directors, Michigan Appellate Defender Commission, Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Board of Directors, and the Board of Law Examiners.

Michigan Board of Counseling

Rotesa Baker, of Detroit, is adjunct faculty at Oakland University and Eastern Michigan University and director of programs for the Wayne Center. She holds a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Baker is appointed to represent members who are engaged primarily in teaching, training, or research in counseling, for a term commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2024. She succeeds Robyn Emde whose term expires June 30, 2020.

Roberto G. Overton, of Berrien Center, is a school-based therapist with InterCare Community Health Network. He holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services from Indiana University. Mr. Overton is appointed to represent members who are engaged primarily in providing counseling techniques, behavior modification techniques, or preventive techniques to clients, for a term commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2024. He succeeds Gerald Papazian whose term expires June 30, 2020.

The Michigan Board of Counseling was enacted as part of the Public Health Code to license counselors who render to individuals, groups, families, organizations, or the general public a service involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures in an educational, business, health, private practice, or human services setting. The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board including promoting and protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Historical Commission

Timothy J. Chester, of Grand Rapids, is the principal of Timothy J. Chester & Associates, LLC and the former director of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. He holds a Master of Arts in American Culture from the University of Michigan. Mr. Chester is reappointed for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring May 21, 2024.

Robin R. Terry, of Rochester Hills, is the chairwoman and CEO of the Motown Historical Museum. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Film from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Terry is appointed for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring May 21, 2024. She succeeds Susan Safford whose term expired May 21, 2020.

Larry J. Wagenaar, of Ada, is the executive director and CEO of the Historical Society of Michigan and serves as publisher of Michigan History magazine. He earned his Master of Arts in History and Library Sciences at Kent State University. Mr. Wagenaar is reappointed for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring May 21, 2024.

The Michigan Historical Commission was established in 1913 and advises the director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on the museum, archival, and other programs of the Michigan Historical Center.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission

Josh Bocks, of New Hudson, is the planning director for Macomb Township. He is also an assistant wrestling coach at Livonia Stevenson High School and a former MMA fighter, trainer, and judge. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University. Mr. Bocks is reappointed to represent members who have experience, knowledge, or background in mixed martial arts, for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring June 5, 2024.
 
Sharon D. Kelly-Person, of Southfield, is the career development facilitators coordinator and Department of Health and Human Services coordinator for Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Siena Heights University. Mrs. Kelly-Person is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring June 5, 2024. She succeeds Teresa Graham whose term expired June 5, 2020.

Anne M. Morrell, of Rochester Hills, is a real estate agent for Signature Sotheby’s International Realty. She also serves as a licensed MMA professional judge and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management from the University of Michigan. Ms. Morrell is appointed to represent members who have experience, knowledge, or background in mixed martial arts, for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring June 5, 2024. She succeeds Chris DeRose whose term expired June 5, 2020.

Tammy Timlin, of DeWitt, is co-owner of Mid-Michigan Academy of Martial Arts. She is a 9th degree black belt in AACS and a martial arts instructor. Mrs. Timlin is appointed to represent members who have experience, knowledge, or background in mixed martial arts, for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring June 5, 2024. She succeeds Ed Pigeon whose term expired June 5, 2020.

John P. Toth, of Plymouth, is the owner and head instructor of Formula Jiu Jitsu Academy and is a practicing attorney. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Mr. Toth is appointed to represent members who have experience, knowledge, or background in mixed martial arts, for a term commencing June 12, 2020 and expiring June 5, 2024. He succeeds Vincent Philip Viviano whose term expired June 5, 2020.

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