Wiese to serve as president of Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
MARQUETTE — Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese was unanimously elected to serve as president of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.
PAAM is composed of a 14-member board of directors and the attorney general who represent Michigan’s 83 county prosecuting attorney offices.
According to the release, Wiese has prioritized advocating for victim rights, continuing PAAM’s focus on advancing the professionalism of prosecution, criminal justice reform, and the prosecution of crimes of violence against women during his one-year term.
Wiese said he is honored to serve as the president of PAAM in 2020 to 2021.
“I look forward to working with my fellow prosecutors from throughout Michigan, and the excellent professionals and support staff at PAAM,” he said in a statement. “To uphold our mission to seek justice, promote community service, and support law enforcement.”
PAAM immediate past president Bill Vailliencourt described Wiese as a thoughtful prosecutor who is well-respected throughout the state.
“His dedication to protecting victims and doing justice will serve Michigan well during his presidency,” Vailliencourt said.
Another past president, Mark Reene said Wiese is the “ideal person to lead PAAM in these times of unprecedented challenges.
“He personifies through his dedication, integrity and passion what it takes to be a model prosecutor. He is a champion for victims. He seeks justice in all his endeavors and for all who are involved in the criminal justice system,” Reene said. “He has been instrumental in developing policies and practices that help protect our most vulnerable citizens. Matt will provide outstanding leadership no matter the obstacles that arise.”
PAAM was established in 1928 with the primary purposes of promoting equal justice in the enforcement of the state’s criminal laws and continuing the education of prosecuting attorneys and other law enforcement officials.