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Rep. MacGregor Sworn In

Rep. MacGregor Sworn In

State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, was sworn into office at the Capitol last week, officially taking his place as a member of the 96th state legislature, representing Michigan's 73rd House District.

MacGregor, a former small business owner and local public official, was elected to the House seat in November. This will be his first term in the State House.

MacGregor also received Committee assignments on the Appropriations Committee, serving as chair of the State Police and Military and Veterans Affairs subcommittees and vice chair of the Community Health subcommittee. He was additionally assigned to the DELEG (Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth) subcommittee.

Joining MacGregor was his wife Christine and their sons, Patrick, John and Matthew.

Are you interested in running for the Rockford Public School District's Board of Education?

Are you interested in running for the Rockford Public School District's Board of Education?

There will be two 4-year terms for the Rockford School District's Board of Education decided in the May 3, 2011 regular school election.

If you are interested in running for one of those seats, you need to complete the nomination process by February 8th.

Here are the details from RockfordSchools.org:

Qualifications
To be eligible as a candidate for the Board of Education, an individual must be a qualified and registered voter residing in the Rockford Public School District.

Procedure for Nominating Petitions
Any candidate may obtain nominating petitions from the clerks of the townships or cities of Kent County. However, all nominating petitions/affidavits of identity must be filed with the Kent County Clerk located at the Kent County Administration Building, 300 Monroe Ave NW,Grand Rapids.

Cannon Township Board accepting applications for trustee

Cannon Township Board accepting applications for trustee

From: http://www.cannontwp.org

The Cannon Township Board is accepting applications for trustee for the term ending November, 2012. Applicants must be a resident of the township, a registered voter and not holding an incompatible office. Applications can be obtained a the Cannon Township office or accessed on-line and submitted by 5:00 p.m. December 31, 2010 to Cannon Township c/o Bonnie Blackledge 6878 Belding Road Rockford MI 49341

The Cannon Township Board of Trustees meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. A trustee is an individual placed in a position of public trust with fiduciary responsibilities to manage the affairs of the township in the best interest of the public. A trustee has the responsibility to attend township board meetings and participate in deliberations and decisions.

Steve Jazwiec chosen as Mayor for the City of Rockford

Incumbent councilman, Steve Jazwiec, has been chosen to serve as Mayor for the City of Rockford.

Jazwiec was sworn in at Monday's council meeting.

You can review the complete council agenda here.

Rockford mayor to be selected tonight

The city of Rockford will swear in the two newly elected city council members at Monday night's (11/8) council meeting.

Gerald Coon and Steve Jazwiec received the most votes in last week's general election.

Coon is new to the council, while Jazwiec is an incumbent.

Following the Oath of Office for Coon and Jazwiec, City Clerk Christine Bedford will take nominations for the office of Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem.  Once the Mayor is selected, they will immediately take over control of the council meeting.

You can find the complete council agenda here.

Cannon Twp voter turnout higher than state average

Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land said Wednesday that about 3.3 million voters cast ballots. That translates to about 45 percent of Michigan's registered voters. The average turnout in Cannon Township however totalled about 60 percent. Precinct 3 had the highest turnout with 63.29 percent of registered voters casting a ballot.

Visit http://www.cannontwp.org for additional information.

From the Desk of the Supervisor - Our Delivery System

From: http://www.cannontwp.org

We've got a lot of government. In Lansing, in Washington, at all local levels, we have government structures. Cities, townships, counties, school districts, state agencies and departments are all over the place, doing stuff and needing revenue to pay for it. Where did they all come from? Well, they weren't created by God. People constructed these organizations for a purpose: to deliver things to the citizens.

These government organizations are delivery systems, pure and simple. That's it. They are taxpayer-funded systems to deliver a public good. So when we talk about government, the starting point is basic: it's a system to deliver something. What is that something? Once you answer that, you have the key and can move right along.

Is our state, county, school district or township delivering that something? How well? At what cost? How do you measure performance?