2015 youth and rec award

2015 Youth and Recreation Millage Funds Awarded

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 24 grants have been awarded. Please click on the image for a larger view or by clicking here.

Budget Recommendations for 2015 recommendations are not approved until after the Full Board of Commissioners approval as part of the Budget for 2014 held  December 30, 2014 meeting.

Total amount appropriated $393,680



Listed below, you can view the organization, amount awarded and the name of project. Additionally, you can view or download the 2015 Youth and Recreation Awards Book by clicking here.

City of Alpena- Carryover Trailhead
$40,000 Local Match for $245,000 MDNR Grant
City of Alpena- Carryover Trailhead
$40,000 Local Match for $245,000 MDNR Grant
Association of Lifelong Learners at ACC	
$5,780.00 Shipwrieck Alley Class
Association of Lifelong Learners at ACC
$5,780.00
Shipwrieck Alley Class
 ACC Volunteer Center $4000.00 Ropes Course
ACC Volunteer Center
$4000.00 Ropes Course
 County of Alpena - Sunken Lake Park # 1 $4625.00 Covered Bridge Roof Project
County of Alpena – Sunken Lake Park # 1
$4625.00 Covered Bridge Roof Project
 Hubbard Lake Lions
$9500.00 Fencing at Park
Hubbard Lake Lions
$9500.00 Fencing at Park
 Northeast MI Center for Fine Arts
$22,000.00 Ready, Set, Create
Northeast MI Center for Fine Arts
$22,000.00 Ready, Set, Create
MSU Extension $41,474.00 Youth Programming
MSU Extension
$41,474.00 Youth Programming
 Alpena High School Band Boosters
$9000.00 Band Instruments
Alpena High School Band Boosters
$9000.00 Band Instruments
Besser Museum
$7000.00 Shout "Eureka" Science
Besser Museum
$7000.00 Shout “Eureka” Science
 ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - VOLLEYBALL CLUB $6555.00 Support to reduce the cost of player/jerseys
ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – VOLLEYBALL CLUB $6555.00 Support to reduce the cost of player/jerseys
 Wildkitten Tumbling, Inc. # 1
$3000.00 Ready, Set, Flip
Wildkitten Tumbling, Inc. # 1
$3000.00 Ready, Set, Flip
 Alpena Public Schools - AHS Boys and Girls Basketball $9,000.00
Support to reduce the cost of player/uniforms
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Boys and Girls Basketball $9,000.00
Support to reduce the cost of player/uniforms
 Northern Lights Arena Community/MPAC
$3815.00 Ready, Set, Skate
Northern Lights Arena Community/MPAC
$3815.00 Ready, Set, Skate
 Alpena Public Schools - AHS Boys and Girls Soccer $6135.00 Uniforms and partial travel
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Boys and Girls Soccer $6135.00 Uniforms and partial travel
City of Alpena/Wildlife Sanctuary 
$500.00 River Rats Summer Science
City of Alpena/Wildlife Sanctuary 
$500.00 River Rats Summer Science
Friends of Plaza Pool
$1700.00 Aquatic Programming
Friends of Plaza Pool
$1700.00 Aquatic Programming
 ACC Cross Country Boosters
$5178.00 Time-clock, accessories, travel
ACC Cross Country Boosters
$5178.00 Time-clock, accessories, travel
 ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - TBJHS
$19,982.00 Athletic Outreach
ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – TBJHS
$19,982.00 Athletic Outreach
 County of Alpena - Plaza Pool # 2
$8500.00 Ready, Set, Swim
County of Alpena – Plaza Pool # 2
$8500.00 Ready, Set, Swim
County of Alpena - Plaza Pool # 1
$85,000.00 Operating Support
County of Alpena – Plaza Pool # 1
$85,000.00 Operating Support
 Alpena Tennis Association
$8275.00 Ready, Set, Serve
Alpena Tennis Association
$8275.00 Ready, Set, Serve
 County of Alpena - Sunken Lake Park # 2 $5100.00 Pavillion Roof Project
County of Alpena – Sunken Lake Park # 2
$5100.00 Pavillion Roof Project
 Alpena Hockey Association
$7000.00 Tournament Support
Alpena Hockey Association
$7000.00 Tournament Support
Thunder Bay Martial Arts
$10,000.00 Mats, fencing, scholarships - partial
Thunder Bay Martial Arts
$10,000.00 Mats, fencing, scholarships – partial
 Park Family Foundation
$8000.00 Ready, Set, Snap
Park Family Foundation
$8000.00 Ready, Set, Snap
Boys and Girls Club
$13,000.00 Triple Play/Wanna Play Program
Boys and Girls Club
$13,000.00 Triple Play/Wanna Play Program
Thunder Bay Schooners Swim Club
$7500.00 Pool time
Thunder Bay Schooners Swim Club
$7500.00 Pool time
Wildkitten Tumbling, Inc. # 2
$2000.00 Gymnastic lesson support
Wildkitten Tumbling, Inc. # 2
$2000.00 Gymnastic lesson support
 Alpena Public Schools - Wildcat Stadium upgrades $10,000.00 Scoreboard
Alpena Public Schools – Wildcat Stadium upgrades $10,000.00 Scoreboard


Commissioners & Commissioners Appointees

District 1-COMMISSIONER 
Jeff Kowalski

717 S. First Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
989.356.0427
jeffkowalski@alpenacounty.org

Linda Canfield
117 Hitchcock Street
Alpena, MI 49707
989.356.2742 
lindacanfield1@frontier.com

District 3- COMMISSIONER
Camille Nerkowski 
3210 S. Third Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
 989.356.2909
camillenerkowski@alpenacounty.org

Darlene Wilmot
150 S. North Street
Alpena, MI 49707
989.356.9770 
darlenewilmot@hotmail.com

District 5- COMMISSIONER
Mary Hess 
8793 US-23 South
Ossineke, MI 49766
989.471.2103
maryhess@alpenacounty.org

Tom Heise
3376 Piper Road
Alpena, MI 49707
989.354.2447
htssllc@yahoo.com 

District 7- COMMISSIONER
Cameron Habermehl

14510 M-32 West
Lachine, MI 49753
989.766.3455
camhabermehl@alpenacounty.org

Fred Wegmeyer
10599 Napper Rd.
Herron, MI 49744
989.379.4034

District 2-COMMISSIONER 
Robert Adrian

227 Dawson Street
Alpena, MI 49707 
989.464.6334
robertadrian@alpenacounty.org

Brett Miller
1121 River Street
Alpena, MI 49707
989.354.3328
bam3623@gmail.com

District 4- COMMISSIONER
Lyle VanWormer

4665 Kirchoff Road
Alpena, MI 49707
989.255.5896
lylevanwormer@alpenacounty.org

Tony Suszek
114 Kensington Court
Alpena, MI 49707
989.356.4434 
suszektj@charter.net

District 6-COMMISSIONER 
Ronald McDonald 
6594 Orchard Hill Road
Alpena, Ml 49707
989.379.4848
ronaldmcdonald@alpenacounty.org
Thomas Spaulding
5925 Keating
Lachine, MI 49753
989.379.2789
jeanntom71@hotmail.com

District 8- COMMISSIONER 
Eric Lawson

P.O. Box 73
Ossineke, MI 49766
989.255.3762
ericlawson@alpenacounty.org

Lisa Siegert
12700 Hawkins Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
989.727.3089 
siegertlne@gmail.com


County Contacts

Kim Ludlow
County Treasurer
989.354.9534
ludlowk@alpenacounty.org

Laura Ellery
Board Secretary
Alpena County Commissioners
989.354.9504
commissionersoffice@alpenacounty.org

Tammy Sumerix-Bates
Executive Manager
Alpena County Commissioners
989.354.9502
commissionersoffice@alpenacounty.org