(Lansing - October 29, 2017) - Governor Rick
Snyder has announced the appointment of Denny Olson, current Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Breitung, to the State's World War
One Centennial Commission. The purpose of the commission is to commemorate the
centenial of the war in Michigan.
(pictured above), has served on the Township Board for 14 years. In addition to
serving as the Township Chairman, he also serves as the Chairman of the
Dickinson County Townships Association. Olson is a member of the Michigan
Township Association, the Great Lakes Timber Professional Association and the
Michigan Association of Timbermen. He is also the owner of Olson Sand and
Gravel, and operates a logging truck. He is a U.S. Army veteran, who served
during the Vietnam War.
Commission will be housed within the Michigan Department of Military and
Veterans' Affairs and is tasked with submitting a report suggesting ways to
commemorate Michigan's part in the first World War.
Olson is one
of eleven individuals appointed to the commission by the Governor.