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Posted: 01/09/13


DAVID FLYNN

David Flynn chosen chair of
Board of Commissioners

      Commissioner David Flynn (D-Sterling Heights) has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.
       Flynn was elected by his peers in a 9-4 vote during the board's yearly organizational meeting held Jan. 3. Kathy Tocco (D-Roseville, Fraser) will serve as vice chair, and Michael Boyle (D-St. Clair Shores, Harrison Township) was chosen as sergeant-at-arms.
       "As a county commission, we have a new, energetic board with varied backgrounds, and valuable experience which we bring to the table collectively," Flynn said. "As Chair of this Board, my focus will be to balance principle with pragmatism as well as work to provide clear oversight and necessary checks and balances."
       Flynn, 27, holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Michigan State University and is a graduate of Sterling Heights High School. He has represented the constituents of Sterling Heights on the Board of Commissioners since 2007.
       During his time on the board, he has been a member of numerous committees and chaired both the Education and Training Committee, and the Economic Development Committee (as co-chair).
       Flynn was the executive director of Charter = County Executive, which collected 35,000 signatures to establish a county executive form of government with a reduced number of commissioners. In addition, Flynn has forged partnerships with leaders from Wayne State and Oakland universities to establish satellite campuses located in Macomb County. He was recently instrumental in the Regional Partners Advocating Transit Here (R-PATH), which championed the creation of a Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan and saw the goal become a reality in 2012, after 23 previous attempts.
       Vice Chair Kathy Tocco has served on the Board of Commissioners for six years. During her time as a commissioner, she served on various committees, chaired the Board Operations Committee, and served as Vice Chair from 2010-2011.
       The Board of Commissioners will hold its next regular Full-Board meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 24 on the 9th floor of the Administration Building, 1. S. Main, Mt. Clemens.
      


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