2016 YR Award

2016 Youth and Recreation Millage Funds Awarded

2016 Youth and Rec Map
2016 YR Map

The Committee is spreading 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 25 grants have been awarded. Please click on the image for a larger view or by  clicking here.

Budget Recommendations for 2019 recommendations are not approved until after the Full Board of Commissioners approval as part of the Budget held December 30, 2015.

Total amount appropriated $572,230.00



Listed below, you can view the organization, amount awarded and the name of project. You can also view the 2016 Award Book by clicking here

 ACC - Volunteer Center
$4000.00 Ropes Course
ACC – Volunteer Center
$4000.00 Ropes Course
2016 YR Award
Alpena Figure Skating Club
$3000.00 Try It Days. 
Did not get funding
Alpena Gymnastics (Ready Set Flip)
$6,310  Ready, Set, Flip Program
Alpena Gymnastics (Ready Set Flip)
$6,310 Ready, Set, Flip Program
Alpena Public Schools - AHS - The Woods Track Club $1,715 Support
Alpena Public Schools – AHS – The Woods Track Club $1,715 Support
Alpena Public Schools - AHS KAPUT
$19,200 Operating Support
Alpena Public Schools – AHS KAPUT
$19,200 Operating Support
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Softball Line Drive Club $5,000 Fencing for Field
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Softball Line Drive Club $5,000 Fencing for Field
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Volleyball Program $2,916 Operating Support
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Volleyball Program $2,916 Operating Support
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
$13,000 Gym Improvements
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
$13,000 Gym Improvements
County of Alpena - Long Lake Park Bath House $45,000 Local Match for MDNR Grant.  Did not get funding
County of Alpena – Long Lake Park Bath House $45,000 Local Match for MDNR Grant.  Did not get funding
County of Alpena - MSU Programming
$40,000 4-H and Youth programs
County of Alpena – MSU Programming
$40,000 4-H and Youth programs
 County of Alpena - Parks # 3 Long Lake Park Restroom Renovation
$15,000 Long Lake Restroom Renovation
County of Alpena – Parks # 3 Long Lake Park Restroom Renovation
$15,000 Long Lake Restroom Renovation
 County of Alpena - Plaza Pool (Ready, Set, Swim) $8,500 Ready, Set, Swim Program
County of Alpena – Plaza Pool (Ready, Set, Swim) $8,500 Ready, Set, Swim Program
Friends of Farmers Market
$2,250 Support for Youth Programs
Friends of Farmers Market
$2,250 Support for Youth Programs
 Green Township 
$8,200 Recreational Facilities
Green Township 
$8,200 Recreational Facilities
 MPAC - NLA # 2 (Free Open Skating)
$8,000 Free Open Skating
MPAC – NLA # 2 (Free Open Skating)
$8,000 Free Open Skating
NE MI Center for Fine Arts, Inc.
$20,000 Ready, Set, Create Program
NE MI Center for Fine Arts, Inc.
$20,000 Ready, Set, Create Program
Park Family Foundation # 2 (Ready Set Snap) $7,500 Ready, Set, Snap Program
Park Family Foundation # 2 (Ready Set Snap) $7,500
Ready, Set, Snap Program
 Senior Citizens # 1 $750 Bicycle Project. Did not get funding
Senior Citizens # 1
$750 Bicycle Project. 
Did not get funding
 Thunder Bay Schooners Club
$9,000 Program Support
Thunder Bay Schooners Club
$9,000 Program Support
Wilson Township - Wolf Creek Park	 $15,000 Site Improvements
Wilson Township – Wolf Creek Park $15,000 Site Improvements

 Alpena Community College
$1200.00 Cross Country Boosters
Alpena Community College
$1200.00 Cross Country Boosters
 Alpena Gymnastics (Mats)
$3,000 Mats
Alpena Gymnastics (Mats)
$3,000 Mats
Alpena Hockey Association 
$10,500 Tournament Support
Alpena Hockey Association 
$10,500 Tournament Support
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Boys and Girls Basketball $9,000 Operating Support
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Boys and Girls Basketball $9,000 Operating Support
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Robotics
$25,000 Support
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Robotics
$25,000 Support
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Track and Field $3,895 Hurdles
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Track and Field $3,895 Hurdles
Alpena Public Schools - TBJHS Athletic Outreach $19,140 Operating Support
Alpena Public Schools – TBJHS Athletic Outreach $19,140 Operating Support
County of Alpena - Beaver Lake Park Bath House $45,000 Local Match for MDNR Grant. Did not get funding
County of Alpena – Beaver Lake Park Bath House $45,000 Local Match for MDNR Grant. Did not get funding
County of Alpena - Long Lake Park Boat Launch $45,000 Local Match for MDNR Grant. Did not get funding
County of Alpena – Long Lake Park Boat Launch $45,000 Local Match for MDNR Grant. Did not get funding
County of Alpena - Parks # 1 - Beaver Lake Park Pavilion $10,000 Pavilion
County of Alpena – Parks # 1 – Beaver Lake Park Pavilion $10,000 Pavilion
County of Alpena - Plaza Pool (Operating Support) $76,500 Pool Operations
County of Alpena – Plaza Pool (Operating Support) $76,500 Pool Operations
County of Alpena Parks # 6 - Green Township $10,000
Manning Hill Improvements
County of Alpena Parks # 6 – Green Township $10,000
Manning Hill Improvements
 Friends of Plaza Pool
$1,700 Pool Support
Friends of Plaza Pool
$1,700 Pool Support
MPAC - NLA # 1 (Tournament Support)
$10,000 Tournament Support
MPAC – NLA # 1 (Tournament Support)
$10,000 Tournament Support
 MPAC - NLA # 3 (Ready Set Skate)
$9,215 Ready, Set, Skate Program
MPAC – NLA # 3 (Ready Set Skate)
$9,215 Ready, Set, Skate Program
 Park Family Foundation # 1 (Ready Set Serve) $7,500 Ready, Set, Serve Program
Park Family Foundation # 1 (Ready Set Serve) $7,500
Ready, Set, Serve Program
Sanborn Township - Park on Lake Huron $7,000 Swings
Sanborn Township – Park on Lake Huron
$7,000 Swings
Thunder Bay Martial Arts $4,000 Scholarships
Thunder Bay Martial Arts
$4,000 Scholarships
Thunder Bay Trails Association
$8,000 Chippewa Hills Expansion
Thunder Bay Trails Association
$8,000 Chippewa Hills Expansion
Administration $25,230.00
Administration $25,230.00

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
Phone: 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

Jamie Siess
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