Next Animal Control Director to Start in October
After an extensive, longer than anticipated search, Ingham County has hired a new animal control director. Andrew Seltz will start work in October. He currently serves as director of animal control for Leon County, Florida. Previously, he served Kent County (Michigan) as a reserve sheriff deputy and animal control officer. He also worked for four years in Shreveport, Louisiana, as field manager of animal services for Caddo Parish.
A Michigan native, Mr. Seltz served five years in the U.S. Army and led a Black Hawk helicopter crew. He is a Western Michigan University graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He also holds a master's of business administration degree. I am pleased that we have such a well qualified leader coming on board.
Congratulations to Ingham Academy Graduates
Last month, I had the privilege of attending a graduation ceremony for four remarkable young women. They completed their high school education at Ingham Academy, a special program of Ingham County’s Juvenile Court. Ingham Academy offers an alternative for young people who have previously been in trouble with the law. While completing their high school coursework, they also learn the coping skills that will help them as they move from school into the next phase of their lives. They also gain experience in the world of work – all students receive at least one year of vocational training with Peckham.
The Ingham Academy’s graduates go on to college and productive lives. Very few return to the criminal justice system. This is a great use of Ingham County’s Juvenile Justice Millage funds. I consider this program and others like it to be an investment in human potential, and I am proud to support it.
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