ADOPTED - MAY 25, 2010

Agenda Item No. 6


Introduced by the:








WHEREAS, Calvin Lynch was born in Lansing, Michigan in September of 1956, and


WHEREAS, upon his graduation from Harry Hill High School, Calvin attended the University of Michigan and Syracuse Law School, then went on to pass the Michigan Law Bar exam; and

WHEREAS, Calvin was a member of the Chief Okemos Boy Scout Council, Board member of Girl Scouts of Michigan Capital, where he also served on the property committee and as a camp counselor for Day Camp; and


WHEREAS, Calvin began serving as an Ingham County Commissioner in 1999 representing the residents of District 6 through 2004; and


WHEREAS, during his 6 years of service on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners he served as a member of the Administrative Services/Personnel, Human Services, Judiciary, Law & Courts and Finance Committees, and served as Chairperson of the Law & Courts Committee in 2001, and Chairperson of the Finance Committee in 2004; and


WHEREAS, Calvin became the first African American male to serve as Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners in 2003, as a Commissioner he served as an Ingham County representative on the Capital Area Michigan Works Consortium, Michigan Association of Counties Board of Directors and as a committee member for the National Association of Counties; and


WHEREAS, he was an avid licensed pilot, and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association where he focused on strengthening Aviation in the Mid-Michigan area, and also represented Ingham County as a member of the Capital Regional Airport Authority from January 2007 through March of 2010.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby honors Calvin Lynch for his many contributions, and the countless hours he has devoted to the citizens of Ingham County.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Calvin has touched the lives of many and will live forever in the hearts of his colleagues, friends and family especially his loving wife Cathy and daughter Danielle.