ADOPTED - JANUARY 25, 2005
Agenda Item No. 24
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION HONORING JOE GUENTHER
WHEREAS, Joe Guenther served as a member of the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors since April of 1994; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure on the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Joe held the position of Chairperson for the past 9 years; and
WHEREAS, under Joe’s leadership efforts were enhanced for inter-County cooperation for Local Development Finance Authorities, local Economic Development Corporations and Downtown Development Authorities; and
WHEREAS, as a strong advocate for regional efforts, Joe participated in the structuring of the Regional Economic Development Team, which promotes economic growth and the creation of jobs in the Clinton, Eaton and Ingham County areas; and
WHEREAS, he was very instrumental in creating the Ingham County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as an effort to save green space within the County; and
WHEREAS, he also assisted in the retention of important employers throughout the County, such as Jackson National Life; and
WHEREAS, Joe played a vital role in streamlining the County’s Economic Development Office to be more cost efficient, while at the same time providing more services to local governments to enhance economic growth in the area; and
WHEREAS, at the end of December, 2004, Joe resigned from his position on the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors after nearly 11 years of service to serve the community as a member of the Ingham County Road Commission.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby honors Joe Guenther for his years of dedicated service to the County of Ingham and for his dedication and commitment to enhancing economic growth and development in the tri-county area and improving the quality of life for the citizens of Ingham County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board wishes Joe continued success as a member of the Ingham County Road Commission.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 1/18/05