LANSING, Mich., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is proud to announce our 2013-2014 M.A.C. Board of Directors President Crawford County Commissioner Shelley Pinkelman.
President Pinkelman was affirmed during the 2013 M.A.C. Annual Conference held in Saginaw County at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, along with two new board members; Tuscola County Commissioner Matthew Bierlein, and Oakland County Commissioner Michael Spisz.
"I am very encouraged to serve with fellow esteemed members of this board," said Pinkelman, "I am confident that we can work together toward the continued advancement of all 83 counties through M.A.C."
In addressing the over 360 attendees, Pinkelman encouraged all county officials to support one another, stand together, and utilize M.A.C. as a resource and voice in the upcoming legislative session. With crucial issues like Unfunded Mandates, Tax Capture District Reform and the valuation of Big Box Stores, the new M.A.C. President emphasized the importance of communication between commissioners and the association, and among each other.
The M.A.C. Board of Directors is the association's decision-making body, the board members are appointed or elected by their fellow commissioners and acts on recommendations of the five M.A.C. committees comprised of county commissioners from across Michigan.
Jon Campbell of Allegan County became the first vice president and Jerry Doucette of Alger County assumed the position of second vice president.
The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) founded on February 1, 1898, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. M.A.C. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in the state of Michigan. M.A.C. is the counties' voice at the State Capitol, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.
SOURCE Michigan Association of Counties