Sometimes an official item of business understates its importance. Take the case of this one, which appeared in the Michigan Senate Journal for Thursday, April 30, 2015, p. 563:
"April 28, 2015
I respectfully submit to the Senate the following appointment to office:
Michigan Historical Commission
Brian James Egen of 720 O’Brien Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161, county of Monroe, representing the general public, succeeding himself, is reappointed for a term expiring May 21, 2019."
Mr. Egen has been an excellent commissioner for the past four years, and Michigan will continue to benefit from his reappointment and four more years of his involvement on the Michigan Historical Commission. He is conscientious, hard-working, and an excellent historian full of expertise and passion for the subject.
For several years now, he has served as Chairman of the Commission's Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, helping the Commission fulfill its duties to help Michigan commemorate the Sesqui. It would take too much space to recount all of the accomplishments of the Committee -- suffice to say that Brian has as one of the remaining goals to publish an account of the activities in Michigan during the CWS, and probably sometime next year.
Congratulations to Governor Snyder for the decision to make the reappointment, to the Commission for continuing to have such a dedicated member, to the people of Michigan who will continue to benefit from his faithful service, and to Brian James Egen. Well done!