Governor Granholm Makes Appointments to Commission on Services to the Aging

Contact: Heidi Hansen 517-335-6397

November 9, 2004

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointments to the Commission on Services to the Aging: 

Rose M. Gill of Wilson, elderly outreach worker at Hannahville Indian Community.  Ms. Gill is appointed to represent independents for a term expiring July 28, 2007.  She succeeds Dolores Bussey whose term has expired.  

Janice A.B. Wilson of Fraser, council member/mayor pro tem for the City of Fraser.  Ms. Wilson is appointed to represent Democrats for a term expiring July 28, 2007.  She succeeds Donna Malone whose term has expired. 

James C. Wright of Springfield, a retired federal employee.  Mr. Wright is appointed to represent Democrats for a term expiring July 28, 2007.  He succeeds John Gonzales whose term has expired. 

The Commission on Services to the Aging advises the Office of Services to Aging, the Governor, and the Legislature on matters related to policies and programs for older and aging persons in Michigan.  The commission also promotes senior citizen interests within state government and communities, and administers the federal Older Americans Act programs and state-funded programs. 

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.