Four members of the Macomb County Community Mental Health Board were reappointed for three-year terms and a new member was appointed to a part-term on Thursday by the County Board of Commissioners.
Board members Megan Burke, Linda Busch, Ryan Fantuzzi and Dana Freers were reappointed for a term expiring March 31, 2025, and Brian Zajac was appointed for a term expiring March 31, 2023.
All members appointed to the 11-member council are residents of Macomb County. Chesterfield Township resident Burke, who is the director of human resources and operations for the town of Oak Park, will begin her second term. Busch, a Harrison Township resident, retired from the state Department of Health and Human Services, has served on the board since 2009. Both Fantuzzi and Freers are attorneys. Romeo resident Frantuzzi, who practices labor and employment law for Kirk, Huth, Lange and Badalamenti in Clinton Township, will begin his second term. Fraser resident Freers, who practices criminal defense, among other areas, will begin her second term.
Newcomer Zajac, a Warren native, resides in Ray Township and is a lieutenant for the Warren Fire Department.
Commissioners were satisfied with the quantity and quality of the 29 people who applied for the positions, 17 for the four three-year terms and 12 for the partial term. Each of the 26 spoke at a meeting of the board committee on Monday.
The CMH County Administrative Board holds monthly public meetings twice a month at the county administrative building commission chambers in Mount Clemens. Council members are paid $75 per day.
Macomb County CMH provides mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities treatment services. With a budget of over $220 million, it is the third largest county government fund behind the general fund and the roads fund. It employs over 300 people.