2018 YR award

2018 Youth and Recreation Millage Funds Awarded

2018 YR Map
2018 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 29 grants have been awarded. Please click on the image for a larger view or by  clicking here.

Budget recommendations are not approved until after the Full Board of Commissioners approval as part of the Budget held December 19, 2017.

Total amount appropriated $541,756.00



Listed below, you can view the organization, amount awarded and the name of project. 2017 Award book can be view by clicking here.

Park Family Foundation
$11,000.00 Ready, Set, Snap funding for special needs recreational activities.
Park Family Foundation
$11,000.00 Ready, Set, Snap funding for special needs recreational activities.
MPAC-Northern Lights Arena Community #1 $13,120.00
Free open iceskating and skate rental, 23 Sundays.
MPAC-Northern Lights Arena Community #1 $13,120.00
Free open ice skating and skate rental, 23 Sundays.
County of Alpena - MSU Extension
$40,000.00 Youth Programming (4-H)
County of Alpena – MSU Extension
$40,000.00 Youth Programming (4-H)
 Thunder bay Trails Association
$5,500.00 Youth Cross Country Ski Club
Thunder bay Trails Association
$5,500.00 Youth Cross Country Ski Club
County of Alpena - Plaza Pool
$8,500.00 Ready, set, swim program
County of Alpena – Plaza Pool
$8,500.00 Ready, set, swim program
Green Township
$7,583.00 Recreational Area Upgrades (volleyball, picnic tables, slide).
Boys and Girls Club
$3,570.00 Carpet upgrade in game room
Boys and Girls Club
$3,570.00 Carpet upgrade in game room
Alpena Public Schools - TBJHS
$19,000.00 Athletic Outreach programs for 6th graders, admissions support for grades 7-8
Alpena Public Schools – TBJHS
$19,000.00 Athletic Outreach programs for 6th graders, admissions support for grades 7-8
County of Alpena - Parks Commission - Green Township $10,000.00
Upgrades at Manning Hill Park
County of Alpena – Parks Commission – Green Township $10,000.00
Upgrades at Manning Hill Park
County of Alpena - Plaza Pool
$80,000.00 Pool Operations
County of Alpena – Plaza Pool
$80,000.00 Pool Operations
Community Foundation - Rotory Club
$60,000.00 Splash Park at Starlite Beach
Community Foundation – Rotory Club
$60,000.00 Splash Park at Starlite Beach
City of Alpena/Alpena Mixed Vollyball League $13,950.00 Mich-e-ke-wis Volleyball Courts Lighting
City of Alpena/Alpena Mixed Vollyball League $13,950.00
Mich-e-ke-wis Volleyball Courts Lighting
County of Alpena - Parks Commission
$15,000.00 Playground at Long Lake Park
County of Alpena – Parks Commission
$15,000.00 Playground at Long Lake Park
Alpena City Band
$2,000.00 Centennial (100 year) Project
Alpena City Band
$2,000.00 Centennial (100 year) Project
 Thunder bay Schooners Swim Club
$9,500.00 Operating Support - Pool Rental
Thunder bay Schooners Swim Club
$9,500.00 Operating Support – Pool Rental
Alpena Public Schools - AHS KAPUT
$18,350.00 Support of activety nights, Freshman bash, Prom and Senior lock-in
Alpena Public Schools – AHS KAPUT
$18,350.00 Support of activety nights, Freshman bash, Prom and Senior lock-in
 Friends of Plaza Pool
$3,200.00 New User Activities
Friends of Plaza Pool
$3,200.00 New User Activities
 Alpena Public Schools - AHS Softball Line Drive Club $2,500.00
Operating cost to reduce fees to players
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Softball Line Drive Club $2,500.00
Operating cost to reduce fees to players
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Band
$16,522.00 Band Instruments (Baritone sax, 4 piccolos, trombone, tuba)
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Band
$16,522.00 Band Instruments (Baritone sax, 4 piccolos, trombone, tuba)
MPAC - Northern Lights Arena#3
$10,000.00 Operating Support (Ameresco Reimbursement)
MPAC – Northern Lights Arena#3
$10,000.00 Operating Support (Ameresco Reimbursement)
Alpena Public Schools - AHS The Woods Track Club $1,125.00
Support shirts and hats for track club - grades 7 through 12.
Alpena Public Schools – AHS The Woods Track Club $1,125.00
Support shirts and hats for track club – grades 7 through 12.
Alpena Community College
$2,400.00 Cross Country Team support (camp and running jackets)
Alpena Community College
$2,400.00 Cross Country Team support (camp and running jackets)
 Sanborn Township
$16,000.00 Huron/Ossineke beach improvement (climbing wall)
Sanborn Township
$16,000.00 Huron/Ossineke beach improvement (climbing wall).
County of Alpena - Sunken Lake Park
$13,014.00 Electrical Upgrades
County of Alpena – Sunken Lake Park
$13,014.00 Electrical Upgrades
Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market
$3,000.00 Support of kid's day
Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market
$3,000.00 Support of kid’s day
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Vollyball Program $3,525.00
Support to reduce cost to players
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Vollyball Program $3,525.00
Support to reduce cost to players
Thunder bay River Restoration
$10,362.00 Funds to support river improvement and cleaning project
Thunder bay River Restoration
$10,362.00 Funds to support river improvement and cleaning project
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Boys and Girls Basketball $8,500 Support to reduce cost to players (transportation, uniforms, Freshman team)
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Boys and Girls Basketball $8,500 Support to reduce cost to players (transportation, uniforms, Freshman team)
 Thunder bay Martial Arts
$7,500.00 Scholarships for Martial Art classes
Thunder bay Martial Arts
$7,500.00 Scholarships for Martial Art classes
ACC Volunteer Center
$4,500.00 Ropes Course
ACC Volunteer Center
$4,500.00 Ropes Course
 Northeast MI for Fine Arts, Inc.
$22,285.00 Ready, Set, Create Program
Northeast MI for Fine Arts, Inc.
$22,285.00 Ready, Set, Create Program
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Robotics
$33,250.00 Support for AHS Robotic Teams
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Robotics
$33,250.00 Support for AHS Robotic Teams
 Alpena Figure Skating Club
$4,500.00 Operating support, ice fees
Alpena Figure Skating Club
$4,500.00 Operating support, ice fees
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Figure Skating Club $3,525.00 Operating Support - Transportion, ice fees
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Figure Skating Club $3,525.00 Operating Support – Transportion, ice fees
ACC Basketball
$3,475.00 Scoring Table
ACC Basketball
$3,475.00 Scoring Table
County of Alpena - Parks Commission
$35,000.00 Beaver Lake Park Bathroom Renovations
County of Alpena – Parks Commission
$35,000.00 Beaver Lake Park Bathroom Renovations
Alpena Gymnastics
$3,000.00 Landing Mats
Alpena Gymnastics
$3,000.00 Landing Mats
Thunder bay Arts Council
$7,500.00 Bi-Path Sculpture Project
Thunder bay Arts Council
$7,500.00 Bi-Path Sculpture Project
Alpena Public Schools - AHS Football
$10,000.00 $6,200 transportation, weight match $3,800
Alpena Public Schools – AHS Football
$10,000.00 $6,200 transportation, weight match $3,800

Commissioners & Commissioners Appointees

District 1 – COMMISSIONER 
Brad McRoberts

221 Potter Street
Alpena, MI 49707
989.255.4188
bradmcroberts@alpenacounty.org

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

District 3 – COMMISSIONER
Nick Modrzynski 
596 Northwood Drive
Alpena, MI 49707
989.255.6095
nickmodrzynski@alpenacounty.org

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

District 5 – COMMISSIONER
Brenda Fournier 

2464 Diamond Drive
Alpena, MI 49707
989.358.1414
brendafournier@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
Bill Peterson

2379 Lake Winyah Road
Alpena, MI 49707
989.916.5351
billpeterson@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 
John Kozlowski
1028 W. Scott Road
Ossineke, MI 49766
Phone: 989.471.8349
johnkozlowski@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

Lynn Bunting
Administrative Assistant
Alpena County Commissioners
989.354.9501
commissionersoffice@alpenacounty.org

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