County Board Makes Appointments

At its Feb. 19, 2014 meeting, the Washtenaw County board of commissioners approved several appointments to various county board and committees. Nominations were brought forward by board chair Yousef Rabhi (D-District 8). Several openings remain and will be reposted on the county’s website.

The appointments made on Feb. 19 are:

  • Community Action Board, for terms ending Dec. 31, 2016: Ivory Gaines (consumer); James Horton (consumer); Elizabeth Janovic (private sector); Jason Morgan (public sector).
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee, for terms ending Dec. 31, 2016: Daniel Barbossa (broadcast media); Samantha Brandfon (hospital); Linda Dintenfass (first aid).
  • Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO), for terms ending March 31, 2017: Mark Creekmore and Linda King (county representatives).
  • Washtenaw County/City of Ann Arbor Community Corrections Advisory Board, for a term ending Dec. 31, 2016: Judy Foy (communications/media).

The appointment of Todd Clark to the Act 88 advisory committee, for a term ending Dec. 31, 2014, was postponed until the board’s March 19 meeting. The decision was made after discussion prompted by Ronnie Peterson (D-District 6), who was concerned that the committee’s authority would be too far-reaching. An amendment to the committee’s charge was added during the Feb. 19 meeting, using language from an Act 88 policy adopted by the board at its Nov. 6, 2013 meeting.

Several openings remain, and will be reposted on the county’s website. Those include:

  • Act 88 Advisory Committee: One position for a resident with experience in agriculture and/or tourism.
  • Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Council: One position for an environmental/conservation group/natural resource professional.
  • Community Action Board: One position for a consumer slot.
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee: Several openings for people representing health and law enforcement (2), owner/operator of a Title III facility (2), firefighter (1), elected state official (1), first aid (1), civil defense for the city of Ann Arbor (1), transportation (1), print media (1), agricultural (1), and agricultural/Farm Bureau (1).
  • Workforce Development Board: Two openings for people in the private sector.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building at 220 N. Main St. in Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow: [link]