MAC Board of Directors Welcomes New President and Commissioners

Sep 26, 2011, 11:04 ET from Michigan Association of Counties

Hatchett First African American President of MAC Board

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) is proud to announce the 2011-2012 MAC Board of Directors featuring its first African American president and six new county commissioners.

At the 2011 MAC Annual Conference in Traverse City, Oakland County Commissioner Mattie Hatchett was sworn into presidency and became the first ever African American president of the MAC Board of Directors.

"We are excited for our newest Board of Directors that will bring diversity and strength to our association. The Board is an integral part of making MAC work and I am happy to welcome them and eager to see what they accomplish this year," said Timothy McGuire, executive director of the Michigan Association of Counties.

The MAC 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 six MAC committees comprised of county commissioners from across Michigan.

Thomas Bardwell of Tuscola County became the first vice president and Shelly Pinkelman of Crawford County assumed the position of second vice president.

New directors to the board this year are commissioners: Kenneth Borton, Otsego County; Jerry Douchette, Alger County; Toni D. Moceri, Macomb County; James Moore, Chippewa County; Max Thiele, Allegan County; and Adam Wright, Newaygo County. Returning board members include commissioners: Jon Campbell, Allegan County; Michael Crawford, Antrim County; Jack Enderle, Clinton County; Rosalie King, Iron County; and Robert Scolnik, Muskegon County.

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) founded on February 1, 1898, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. MAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in the state of Michigan. MAC is the counties' voice at the State Capitol, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.

SOURCE Michigan Association of Counties