Gov. Whitmer announces appointments to Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board

Pictured is the Michigan Iron Industry Museum located in Negaunee. On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board. (Journal file photo)

LANSING — On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board.

≤ Joseph Derocha, of Champion, is a Marquette County Commissioner, and the owner of 41 Auto Sales and MPJ Rentals. Derocha is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the Marquette County Commission for a term expiring Oct. 4, 2022.

≤ Michael A. Gregory, of Ishpeming, is a plant repairperson with Tilden Mining Company. Gregory is appointed to succeed Victoria Leonhardt, whose term expired Oct. 4, 2018, to represent the general public for a term expiring Oct. 4, 2022.

≤ Allan E. Koski, of Negaunee, is a retired staff engineer for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Koski is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the mineral industry for a term expiring Oct. 4, 2019.

≤ Victoria Leonhardt, of Marquette, is an associate and the U.P Census hub coordinator for Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development and creative director for Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers. Leonhardt is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the City of Marquette for a term expiring Oct. 4, 2022.

≤ Gregory S. Montgomery, of Negaunee, is a retired loader and bulldozer operator for Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. Montgomery is appointed to succeed Larry Lankton, whose term expired Oct. 4, 2018, to represent the general public for a term expiring Oct. 4, 2022.

≤ James R. Paquette, of Negaunee, is a retired staff employee development and training representative from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Paquette is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the City of Negaunee for a term expiring Oct. 4, 2020.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board advises the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment on policies, plans and programs concerning the Michigan Iron Industry Museum which is located in Negaunee. The board supports education programs and public use of the facility.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.