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Pinckney man appointed to state veterans panel

A Livingston County man has been appointed to serve on a state veterans assistance panel.

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed James E. Wallace, of Pinckney, to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board of Trustees. Wallace is recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Ann Arbor. He is a veteran and served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68. Mr. Wallace holds a paramedic certificate in advance life support from Washtenaw Community College, an Associate of Fire Science from Lansing Community College, and a certificate of Fire Staff Command from Eastern Michigan University.

Wallace is appointed to represent the American Legion for a term commencing July 28, 2022 and expiring February 25, 2025. He succeeds Barry Wood whose term expired February 25, 2022. 

The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund was created in 1946 from $50 million in postwar reserve funds to provide grants for the emergency needs of veterans. The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board of Trustees governs grant policies and adjudication, county committee appointments, and expenditure from trust earnings.   

The appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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