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Sault Ste. Marie man named to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force

Drone, Photo Date: November 24, 2014 / Cropped Photo: Andrew Turner / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
Drone, Photo Date: November 24, 2014 / Cropped Photo: Andrew Turner / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
Published: Jan. 17, 2020 at 2:20 PM EST
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer Friday announced the following appointments to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force.

Michael Heise, of Sault Ste. Marie

, is the president and CEO of Cloverland Electric Cooperative. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

Heise is appointed to represent a member who is knowledgeable about the operation of public utilities, who represents public utilities in the Upper Peninsula, and is nominated by the chairman of the Public Service Commission, for a term commencing January 17, 2020 and expiring July 31, 2021. He succeeds Thomas Harrell who has resigned.

Justin L. Morren, of China, is the plant director for the DTE Blue Water Energy Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Morren is appointed to represent a member who is knowledgeable about the operation of public utilities, who represents public utilities in the Lower Peninsula, and is nominated by the chairman of the Public Service Commission, for a term commencing January 17, 2020 and expiring July 31, 2021. He succeeds Andrew Bordine who has resigned.

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force was created to develop statewide policy recommendations on the operation, use, and regulation of unmanned aircraft systems in this state.

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

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