Michigan Gov. Appoints State Waterways Commission


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Barb Brooks of Boyne City; Peter Beauregard Jr. of Grosse Pointe Shores; and reappointed Dennis Nickels of Grand Haven to the State Waterways Commission.

Housed within the Michigan DNR, the seven-member commission is responsible for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of recreational harbors, channels, docking and launching facilities, and administration of commercial docks in the Straits of Mackinac.

“I thank these individuals for their commitment to this commission,” Snyder says. “Each one of them has a wealth of experience and I am confident they will serve this commission well.”

Brooks serves as the executive assistant and harbor master for Boyne City. Beauregard is the owner/operator of Michigan Harbor Properties and Colony Marine, and serves as committee chairman of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Board of Directors. Nickels is a retired principal with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License and a U.S. Merchant Marine 100-ton Ship’s Master License.