Agenda Item No. 6


Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:








WHEREAS, Gerald W. Ambrose joined Ingham County in June of 1983 as the Ingham County Controller; and


WHEREAS, during his years of service to Ingham County, he has provided outstanding leadership, his ability to work well with Commissioners, Judges, elected officials, department heads and employees have played a vital role in the effective, efficient operation of† Ingham County government, earning him the respect of county officials, regional leaders and all those around him; and


WHEREAS, as Controller for the past 22 years, he has guided the County through numerous budget cycles, through the elimination of federal revenue sharing and reductions in state revenue sharing, always insuring that the County has a balanced budget while maintaining high quality services to the citizens within the County of Ingham, meeting the goals and objectives of the Board; and


WHEREAS, as Secretary of the Building Authority and Chairperson of the Joint Building Authority, Jerry has worked diligently on numerous building projects through the years, such as expansion of the Ingham County Jail,† 55th District Court, Drain Commissionerís Office, multipurpose building and office building at the Fair, Library Annex, Courthouse Annex, renovation of the Grady Porter Building, construction of the Veterans Memorial Courthouse, construction of the C. Ross Hilliard Building and, renovation of the Ingham County Courthouse; and


WHEREAS, he has worked to build effective communication and partnerships as a member of the† Board of Directors of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Ingham County Economic Development Corporation, the Mason Local Development Finance Authority,† member and past President of the Michigan Association of County Administrative Officers, the Governorís Task Force on Local Government Services and Fiscal Stability, the Michigan Association of Countiesí† Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, and the Economic Development and Taxation Committee.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby honors Gerald W. Ambrose for his years of dedicated service to the County of Ingham and extends its sincere appreciation for the countless contributions he has made to the citizens of Ingham County.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners extends its best wishes to Jerry and hopes for continued success in his future endeavors.


COUNTY SERVICES:Yeas:† Celentino, Copedge, Schor,† Vickers

††† Nays: None††† Absent:† DeLeon, Severino†††††††††††††† Approved 12/6/05