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Sandra Zerkle

Fourth Ward

Sandra Zerkle is the Fourth Ward Commissioner for the Lansing Board of Water and Light. She is the Chair for the Board of Commissioners and the Chair of the Executive Committee.  She also serves on the Human Resource Committee and is an Alternate on the Finance Committee.  She previously served as the Vice-Chair of Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Zerkle has been a lifelong resident of Lansing.  She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and attended Lansing Community College. Commissioner Zerkle has been employed 17 years at the AFL-CIO. She works in a federally funded displaced workers program with Michigan Human Resources Development, Inc. (HRDI).  HRDI is a program to upgrade job skills for laid-off workers. Previously, Commissioner Zerkle worked at Job Corps for 4 years. Job Corps is a youth education and training program for low-income individuals. Commissioner Zerkle also worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Co. for 16 years and then transferred to AT&T, where she worked three years. Commissioner Zerkle worked on Proposal C (insurance proposal), a successful statewide ballot proposal petition drive.  Commissioner Zerkle was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on December 4, 2006 and her term expires on June 30, 2016..