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William Long

Delta Township

William (Bill) Long is a Non-Voting Advisory Member (Commissioner) of the Board of Commissioners representing utility customers in Delta Township. Commissioner Long is a “semi-retired” attorney and consultant to non-profit agencies. He serves as an Independent Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association and Michigan Employment Relations Commission labor panels. Commissioner Long’s previous employment included working as a State DHS child welfare worker in Wayne County (1967-71); State Department of Management and Budget Intergovernmental Relations Office (1971-75); Governor Milliken’s Office of Policy and Legislative Liaison (1975-81); Director of Michigan Department of Labor (1981-83). Bill was appointed by Governor Blanchard to the State Civil Service Commission and later as a member and Chair of the Michigan Public Service Commission (1985-91). He served as Executive Director of an association of private non-profit child and family agencies – The Federation for Children and Families – (1993 – 2003). Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University; a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and a Law Degree from Thomas Cooley Law School. Bill has been active in volunteer activities in the Lansing area including service on the Greater Lansing Food Bank Board, the Lansing Economic Development Commission, and the Capital Area United Way review teams. Bill and his wife Veronica have 3 grown children and 6 grand children and have lived in the Lansing area for the past 44 years.

Commissioner Long was appointed to the Board of Commissioners effective July 1, 2015 and his term expires June 30, 2019.

Committee Assignments include: Non–Voting Member of the Committee of the Whole, Finance and the Human Resource Committees.