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Dowagiac City Council names members to museum advisory committee

Published 11:28pm Monday, August 13, 2012

Dowagiac City Council appointed members to the southwest Michigan museum advisory committee Monday, announcing the induction of all 11 previous members from the original committee at Southwestern Michigan College.

There were no new appointments made, but City Manager Kevin Anderson mentioned the possibility for more committee positions in the future.

The appointments include Candy Azevedo, Barbara Wood Cook, Barbara Groner, Bill Krohne, Alan Palmer, Pam Proctor, all for terms expiring July 2015. Also named were Elizabeth Rapalee Lyons, Rick Sheffer, Chuck Timmons, Bob Wagel and Bill Westrate, all for terms expiring in July 2016.

“This is the same list of people who have been serving the museum already,” Anderson said Monday. “We extended an invitation to each of them, hoping they would be willing to continue with the positions, and we’re happy to report that everyone was willing to serve.”

Anderson, who oversees a majority of tasks with the museum’s relocation, said the museum is fortunate to have all of the existing committee members returning. The group is scheduled to begin meeting in September.

“They’ll get up and operating very quickly  since there’s a lot of work that will involve their input,” Anderson said. “We’ll need their help and guidance when it comes to placing exhibits in the new building.”

Other appointments

During the regular meeting, Dowagiac City Council also appointed Cass County Commissioner Minnie Warren to the housing commission for a term that expires August 2017.

Council also appointed James Dodd to the planning commission for a term that expires August 2015.

The next Dowagiac City Council meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

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