Michigan Association of Counties Names New Director of Governmental Affairs and Welcomes New Governmental Affairs Associate

Nov 18, 2013, 09:43 ET from Michigan Association of Counties

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is proud to announce the promotion of former legislative coordinator Deena Bosworth to director of governmental affairs and the addition of Dana Gill to its staff as a governmental affairs associate. Bosworth has been with M.A.C. since 2011.

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Bosworth will handle legislative issues pertaining to economic development and taxation as well as judiciary and public safety, in addition to oversight of all legislative issues. Gill will be responsible for legislative issues pertaining to health and human services including juvenile justice and child welfare.

"I am excited to elevate Deena to a leadership position and to have Dana join our team," said M.A.C. Executive Director Timothy McGuire. "Deena has proven herself as a leader and is committed to advocacy for counties. She will excel in her new role. Dana brings over ten years of policy, advocacy and lobbying experience, and a skill set that I am sure will prove valuable to our legislative efforts."

Bosworth was most recently a policy advisor for the House Majority Policy Office as well as the legislative director for Representative Pete Lund. Before that, she served as the communications and legislative director for the Michigan House of Representatives, assistant county administrator with the Charlotte County Board of Commissioners in Florida, and director of legislative relations for Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox.

Prior to joining M.A.C., Gill most recently served as a Policy Analyst and Appropriations Coordinator in the Michigan House of Representatives for the Democratic Policy Staff, Director for State Relations at Wayne State University, State Government Affairs Manager in the multi-client sector, and most recently as the Director of Client Services for Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, where she served as the Executive Director of three nonprofit arts organizations through a shared services model.

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