|The Detroit News|
|Thursday, December 11, 2008|
|Macomb Charter Commission
Jim Lynch / The Detroit News
MOUNT CLEMENS -- The Macomb County Charter Commission solidified its 26-member lineup Wednesday night replacing two members who are no longer able to serve.
Voters elected the charter group to restructure county government under the leadership of an elected executive. The charter creation process must be completed in six months.
After winning her seat on the charter commission in November, Democrat Jan Haggerty announced she would relinquish her position in order to care for her ailing husband, Macomb County Commissioners Leonard Haggerty, D-Roseville. On Tuesday, members of the charter commission voted to replace her with Nick Ciaramitaro.
Ciaramitaro is a former democratic state representative and the director of legislation and public policy for the Michigan AFSCME Council 25. He was the sole candidate to submit a letter of intent for the vacant position.
In District 25, State Rep. Daniel Acciavatti, R-Chesterfield Township, is stepping down from his charter post to avoid a conflict between the two responsibilities. Charter members voted to replace Acciavatti with Chesterfield Township resident Charles Medley.
Medley is a longtime employee of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and currently works in the Office of Professional Standards.
"I plan on bringing the same level of experience to (the charter commission) and the same expectation of excellence," Medley said.
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