Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee

2014 County Commissioners &
Commissioners Appointees

Jeff Kowalski

717 S. First Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707

Linda Canfield
117 Hitchcock Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Robert Adrian

227 Dawson Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Calvin L. Howard
329 W. Miller St.
Alpena, MI 49707

Tom Mullaney

285 Island View Drive
Alpena, MI 49707

Darlene Wilmot
150 S. North Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Lyle VanWormer

4665 Kirchoff Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Tony Suszek
114 Kensington Court
Alpena, MI 49707

Scot McKenzie

2762 Werth Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Tom Heise
3376 Piper Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Mark Hall

5005 Long Rapids Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Kamila Robillard
7361 Haken Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Cameron Habermehl

14510 M-32 West
Lachine, MI 49753

Fred Wegmeyer
10599 Napper Rd.
Herron, MI 49744

Eric Lawson
P.O. Box 73
Ossineke, MI 49766
Phone: 989-255-3762

Lisa Siegert
12700 Hawkins Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747

County Contacts

Kim Ludlow
County Treasurer

Tammy Sumerix-Bates
Executive Manager
Alpena County Commissioners

Laura Ellery
Board Secretary
Alpena County Commissioners

Scheduled Events
Applications and Forms

2014 Funding Report

2014 Funding Report .doc
2014 Funding Report .pdf

Mission Statement

The Committee serves as an advocate for the citizens of the County. The Committee is charged with the sole purpose of providing recreational activities for youth and recreation for Alpena County residents, as well as, recreational service and improvement or development of recreational sites. The Committee is also responsible for recommending to the County Board of Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as "Commissioners", the prudent spending of public funds to promote youth and recreational opportunities to Alpena County citizens.

On August 3, 2010, the residents of Alpena County voted for a county youth and recreation millage. The ballot language for the millage was as follows:

Operating Millage Proposition For Youth & Recreation

"Shall the limitations on the amount of taxes which shall be assessed against all property both real and personal in Alpena County, Michigan be increased as provided in Section 6, Article IX of the Michigan Connstitution, and the Alpena County Board of Commissioners be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed one half of one (1/2) mill ($.50 on each $1000.00 of Equalized State Taxable Value) for a period of four (4) years starting with the Levy made December 1, 2010 for the sole purpose of providing "Recreational Activities" for Youth and Recreation for Alpena County Residents, as well as, recreational service and improvement or development of recreational sites? (The estimate of revenue the County of Alpena will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the first year (2010) is $483,000.00".

General Information

The Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee, hereinafter referred to as "Committee", was officially established on September 28, 2010. The committee consists of one representative from each of the districts of the Alpena County Board of Commissioners. Terms of office for representatives from the County Commissioners districts are established to be the same as the elected members of the Board of Commissioners districts, which is a two year term.

2014 Map

The Committee is trying to spread the funds throughout the County, encouraging all the Townships and non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental agencies to apply. The Alpena County Map shown on the left, depicts where the grants were awarded by the red dots for 2011, the blue dots for 2012, green dots for 2013, and turquoise blue dots for 2014. Please click on the image for a larger view or by clicking here.


2014 City of Alpena and Township Maps

Alpena Township
City of Alpena
Green Township
Long Rapids Township
Maple Ridge Township
Ossineke Township
Sanborn Township
Wellington Township
Wilson Township

2014 Meeting Dates
Youth and Recreation 2014 Meeting Dates. Please click here to mark your calendars....

2014 Funding Report
2014 Funding Report .pdf

2014 Ballot Language
2014 Ballot Language


2014 Youth and Recreation Millage Funds Awarded

ALPENA COUNTY YOUTH AND RECREATION COMMITTEE: Budget Recommendations for 2014. Recommendations made on October 3, 2013

These recommendations are not approved until after the Full Board of Commissioners approve them as part of the Budget for 2014 at their December 27, 2013 meeting.

City of Alpena- Carryover Trailhead
Local Match for $245,000 MDNR Grant Carried over to 2015
Green Township
Pavillion at Township
County of Alpena MSU Extension - 4H
4-H Youth Development Program
Alpena County- Plaza Pool - Operating
Aquatic Programming
Navigators Crew
Scouting supplies
Boys and Girls Club
Ceiling tile replacement and painting
Friends of Plaza Pool
Community Programs Support
Alpena Public Schools- TBJHS
6th grade programming, gate admissions
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Boys Track & Field
New Uniforms
Alpena Public Schools/ACC - Cross Country
Trail Project at Besser Company
ACC - Association of Lifelong Learners
Shipwreck Ally class support/ROV support
Alpena Public Schools - The Woods Track Club
Operating Support for indoor track team
ACC - Volunteer Center
Ropes Course
Alpena Symphony Orchestra
Operating Support & Equip.
Wilson Township
Wolf Creek Park Pedestrian Bridge
Alpena Boosters Club
Wings Over Alpena
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County of Alpena - Plaza Pool # 2
Pool Supplies
County of Alpena Plaza Pool # 3
Ready, Set, Swim
Northeast MI Center for Fine Arts
Ready, Set, Create
Alpena Public Schools - Volleyball Club
Operating Support to reduce the cost to players
Alpena Swim Club - Thunder Bay Schooners
Operating Support to reduce the cost to players
Alpena Tennis Association
# 1 -- AHS Tennis Teams
Operating Support
Alpena Tennis Association
# 2-- AHS Tennis Teams
Ready, Set, Serve
Wildkitten Tumbling, Inc.
Spring Floor
Alpena Public Schools - Carryover - Softball Line Drive Club
Alpena Public Schools - Softball Line Drive Club
Backstop/Bleachers and Grand Stands at AHS Varsity field
Alpena Public Schools-
AHS Boys and Girls Soccer
Operating Support, transportation support, nets
Alpena High School Band Boosters
Symphony Band uniforms, instruments
ACC - Lumberjack Cross Country - Boosters
Operating Support -supplies
Thunder Bay Soccer Association
Field Improvement at Woodward - New well
Alpena Public Schools - Boys Basketball
Operating support for Boys and Girls Teams
Alpena Hockey Association
Tournament Support - House Teams
Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth
Field Improvement - Veteran's Field - Ossineke
Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth
Operating Support - to reduce player fees
County of Alpena:
Tennis Courts
Tennis Court Reconstruction
  Total amount appropriated

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