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Farron named to state board

MARQUETTE — Andrew Farron of Marquette, former general manager of Marquette Mountain, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Ski Area Safety Board.

Farron, who holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, was appointed to represent Upper Peninsula ski area managers for a term expiring on June 8, 2024.

He succeeds Nick Sirdenis, whose term expired on June 8.

The Michigan Ski Area Safety Board was created to license and regulate ski areas and ski lefts in Michigan. The board works with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the operation of ski areas, surface and chair lifts, and rope tows.

Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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