Stamas honored by Michigan Association of Counties

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas was honored as 2018 County Advocate of the Year by the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) during its legislative conference in Lansing on Tuesday.

MAC Director of Governmental Affairs Deena Bosworth presented Stamas with the award.

“As a former county commissioner, it’s an honor to be recognized for supporting the tremendous work being done every day by our local governments,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “Our county governments are often the first line in providing critical services and keeping families safe. We owe our county officials and personnel a debt of gratitude for their service, and I look forward to continue to working with the Michigan Association of Counties to improve our communities and the entire state.”

In awarding Stamas, MAC highlighted the senator’s tireless work to increase local revenue sharing as the chair of the Senate general government budget subcommittee and his involvement in the local retirement stability reforms.

Stamas also was praised for having an open door policy and for his willingness to listen and work toward a solution on every issue he takes on.

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