Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee

2012 County Commissioners &
Commissioners Appointees

Jeff Kowalski

215 Barry Street
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

Camille Nerkowski
3210 S. Third
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

Scheduled Events

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.

Funding Report

2012 Youth and Recreation Funding Report

2012 Youth and Recreation Millage Funds Awarded

In 2011, 26 grant applications were received for 2012 in the amount of $797,369.00 of which the County Board approred $421,941.00 in grants.

You can click on the name of project for a summary of the amount with pictures or you can also download the 2012 book by clicking here.
Alpena Boosters Club/Wings Over Alpena
Wings Over Alpena 2012
Alpena County Plaza Pool (1)
$ 70,000.00
Alpena County Plaza Pool Aquatic Programming

Alpena County Plaza Pool (3)

Alpena County Plaza Pool Outlay Projects-matching grants
Alpena Huron Shore Little League
$ 20,000.00
Alpena Huron Shore Complex Field Renovations
Alpena Public Schools
$ 31,500.00
Inter-Scholastics Athletics Fund
Alpena Softball Line Drive Club
$ 4,330.00
Alpena High School Fields Improvement
Alpena Swim Club Inc.
$ 4,180.00
Equipment Caddy, mats, software upgrades, deck cable and pool time
Babe Ruth Baseball (1)
$ 3,500.00
Babe Ruth Baseball Operational Project
Babe Ruth Baseball (2)
$ 17,000.00
Babe Ruth Baseball Field Improvements Project
Friends of the Plaza Pool
$ 10,760.00
Plaza Pool Youth and Recreation Enhancement Project
Green Township
$ 13,558.00
Green Township Hall and Recreation Facility Upgrade
Hubbard Lake Lions Community Foundation
$ 10,000.00
Hubbard Lake Lions Park Improvements - Playground & Pavilion
Kiwanis Club of Alpena
$ 12,000.00
Improve the facilities at Alpena Kiwanis Kiddie Park (next to the harbor)
Michigan State University Extension
$ 27,345.00
Alpena County 4-H Youth Development Program
Multi-Purpose Arena Coalition
$ 10,425.00
M-PAC First Year Skating Program & NLA Learn to Skate Program
Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, Inc. 
$ 15,000.00
Ready, Set…Create! An Arts Cool Workshops
Optimist Club of Alpena
$ 4,480.00
Spring Break Fun Day/Kids Fishing
Sanborn Township
$ 8,473.00
Shinga-ba-Shores Playground
Thunder Bay Soccer Association
$ 20,750.00
Thunder Bay Soccer Association Improvement Project
Wilson Township
$ 6,640.00
Wolf Creek Park Pavilion
  Total amount appropriated
$ 421,941.00

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