Gov. Snyder appoints MEC President Kolb to public health commission

Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb was appointed in mid-November to the Public Health Advisory Commission by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Kolb will represent nonprofit environmental and health organizations on the 24-member panel, which is charged with completing an assessment of Michigan's public health delivery system at the state and local level. The commission will issue a final report to the governor by April 1, 2017.

"It is an honor to serve on this commission alongside a wide range of state officials, medical professionals, public health experts and others who share my commitment to making Michigan a safe, healthy place for all residents," Kolb said. "I look forward to working together and finding ways to ensure that public health programs are coordinated and effective in serving our state's most vulnerable residents."

Snyder also appointed Kolb in 2015 to co-chair the Flint Water Advisory Task Force, which investigated the city's drinking water crisis, found state-appointed emergency managers and the Department of Environmental Quality chiefly responsible and provided recommendations to prevent similar disasters statewide.

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