Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced the appointment of a Linden man to the Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.
James Cech is an ASL senior interpreter at Michigan Medicine. He holds a Bachelor in Sign Language studies from Madonna University. Mr. Cech is appointed to represent certified interpreters for a term lasting through 2026. He succeeds Barbara Hinson whose term expired.
The Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing was created to help streamline the sign language interpreter certification process and will advise the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on all matters related to the certification of interpreters and the administration of the Deaf Persons’ Interpreters Act.
The appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.