FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board
announced its timeline for the first step in the 2019 distribution of funds. Local entities have until Friday, April 19 to apply for Tier 2, Specific Actual Increased Costs Incurred during 2018. Click here for the
. This year Rebecca Fleury, Battle Creek’s City Manager, was elected chair of the Revenue Sharing Board. Other officers include Emmett Township Supervisor Tim Hill as vice chair; NHBP Tribal Chair Jamie Stuck as Secretary; and Marshall City Mayor Joe Caron as Treasurer. The Board's next meeting takes place Friday, April 26 in the Board of Commissioners Chambers in the County Building.
Communications Manager Lucy Blair became a
Certified Tourism Ambassador
through the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, learning how to best serve visitors to the county. Did you know that there are more parks per capita in Albion than any other city in the United States?
In community involvement,
Calhoun County Visitors Bureau
Board of Directors met Tuesday, March 12 at Leila Arboretum. At that meeting, the Board approved the 2019 budget and business plan, and discussed a strategic planning process for this year. County Commissioner Kathy-Sue Vette is the chair of the CVB Board and I serve as Treasurer.
Michigan Municipal Services Authority Board
met Thursday, March 14. The Board approved the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Audit and heard from Executive Director Bob Bruner updates on potential new programs including Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as a Service.
Thursday, March 21, the
Calhoun County Economic Development Corporation Board
held its first, quarterly meeting for 2019. At that meeting, Community Development Director Jen Bomba gave a department update that included information about $1M in grant requests related to County parks. The group discussed the growth of renewable energy in the area and ways to assist in the education and local development of that industry. Homer Village Manager Art Kale is this year’s president of the EDC, and I serve on the board on behalf of the County.
Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA)
Board met Tuesday, March 19. At that meeting, new business included a proposal related to the Youngish Professionals Committee, a funding request from the Mandolin Summit and proposed by-laws amendments related to chamber membership.