Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board

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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday announced the following appointments to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board

Joseph Derocha, of Champion, is a Marquette County Commissioner, and the owner of 41 Auto Sales and MPJ Rentals. Derocha is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the Marquette County Commission for a term expiring October 4, 2022.

Michael A. Gregory, of Ishpeming, is a plant repairperson with Tilden Mining Company. Mr. Gregory is appointed to succeed Victoria Leonhardt, whose term expired October 4, 2018, to represent the general public for a term expiring October 4, 2022.

Allan E. Koski, of Negaunee, is a retired staff engineer for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Koski is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the mineral industry for a term expiring October 4, 2019.

Victoria Leonhardt, of Marquette, is an associate and the U.P Census hub coordinator for Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development and creative director for Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers. Leonhardt is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the City of Marquette for a term expiring October 4, 2022.

Gregory S. Montgomery, of Negaunee, is a retired loader and bulldozer operator for Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.Montgomery is appointed to succeed Larry Lankton, whose term expired October 4, 2018, to represent the general public for a term expiring October 4, 2022.

James R. Paquette, of Negaunee, is a retired staff employee development and training representative from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Paquette is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the City of Negaunee for a term expiring October 4, 2020.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board advises the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment on policies, plans and programs concerning the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. The Board supports education programs and public use of the facility.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.



 
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