The Mason County Promise Zone

The Mason County Promise Zone was established in 2018, with its first cohort of 80 Promise Scholars at West Shore Community College in the 2018-19 academic year. But the Promise is more than numbers of students, it's a commitment from the communities, companies and citizens of Mason County to our youth and to the future. 

Authority Board Information

& Meeting Postings

Community Partners

ANNOUNCEMENT: A Special Meeting of the Mason County Promise Zone Board will be held on Monday, December 6th from 3-5 PM to conduct Board candidate interviews.  This meeting will be held in-person at the Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce Large Conference room.

Scroll down for additional Board & Committee meeting dates, times, information and links.

2021 Board Members

Monica Schuyler, Chair
Fabian Knizacky, Treasurer
Andrea Large, Secretary
Kristen Biggs, Member
Jim McLean, Member
Roger Nash, Member
Amy Pepper, Member
Annette Quillan, Member
Dena Thurston, Member

Kathy Surd, Member

Board member: Open as of 10/11/2021

 

 

Public Contact information for Board members is above. Communication to the full Board can be sent by emailing info@masoncountypromise.org. or by mail to 5300 W US 10, Ludington, MI 49431  

 

Board Meeting Times

Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board & Committee meetings

This meeting is open to the public under the Michigan Open Meetings Act

2021 Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board &  Committee Meetings

are listed with dates, times, and links to join virtually below.

Meetings are scheduled to be held at the Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce Large Conference Room, 5300 W US 10, Ludington, MI.

In the event of a pandemic-related state of emergency, meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.   An agenda will be available on MasonCountyPromise.org  two hours in advance of each meeting. 

To reach a Board member participating remotely directly about agenda topics, please scroll up to Board Contact information.

Anyone who needs special accommodation for disabilities in order to attend or offer public comment at Promise Zone meetings should contact Jody Maloney, Mason County Promise Zone Director, at 231-239-8224 or email jodym@ludington.org 

Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board meetings are open to the public under the Michigan Open Meetings Act

Public Meeting Notice:

What: 2021 Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board Regular Meetings

When: On the 2nd Monday of the Month (see dates below) from 3:00-5:00 PM

Where: After June 13, 2021 posted meetings will take place as scheduled at Ludington and Scottville Area Conference Room, 5300 W US-10, Ludington, MI

In the event of a pandemic-related state of emergency, meetings will be held remotely via Zoom. The Promise Zone's remote participation procedures are explained here.  To participate virtually in Board meetings:

Use this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8406088135?pwd=b2E4dnNwc0tERHBhc045MGhuNWt4dz09
Meeting ID: 840 608 8135 Passcode: 7cwwSG

 

DATES:                                 TIME:

January 11, 2021:             3:00-5:00 PM Held online via Zoom

February 8, 2021:             3:00-5:00 PM Held online via Zoom

March 8, 2021:                  3:00-5:00 PM Held online via Zoom

April 12, 2021:                  3:00-5:00 PM Held online via Zoom

May 10, 2021:                    3:00-5:00 PM Held online via Zoom

June 14, 2021:                   3:00-5:00 PM In-person as scheduled 

July 12, 2021:                    3:00-5:00 PM In-person as scheduled

August 9, 2021:                 3:00-5:00 PM In-person as scheduled

September 13, 2021:       3:00-5:00 PM In-person as scheduled

October 11, 2021:             3:00-5:00 PM In-person as scheduled

November 4, 2021:           3:00-5:00 PM: In person, rescheduled to this date from originally scheduled November 8th date.

Special Meeting: December 6, 2020: 3:00-5:00 PM In-person

December 13, 2021:        3:00-5:00 PM

Board contact information & agendas found two hours before meetings at: MasonCountyPromise.org

Appeals Committee:

Monday, February 1, 2021, 11AM Held online via Zoom

Monday, June 7, 2021, 11AM  Held online via Zoom

Monday, July 19th, 2021, 11AM—In Person; to join by Zoom for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8406088135?pwd=b2E4dnNwc0tERHBhc045MGhuNWt4dz09

Monday August, 30, 2021, 11AM In person as scheduled

Monday, October 4, 2021, 11AM West Shore Community College, MBT Conference Room (Admin. Bldg.) 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI

Monday, December 6, 2020, 11AM
 

Marketing Committee:

Wednesday March 3, 2021, 4PM Held online via Zoom

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 4PM Held online via Zoom

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 4PM In person as scheduled

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 4PM--Cancelled due to elimination of this Committee

Community Engagement Committee:

Cancelled: Wednesday, October 21, 2021, 4PM: In person 

Rescheduled to: Monday, November 1, 2021, 4PM: In person 

Student Success Committee:

Monday, February 8, 2021, 8-9:30 AM Held online via Zoom

Monday, May 10, 2021, 8-9:30 AM Held online via Zoom

Monday, June 7, 2021, 9:30 AM: Held online via Zoom

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 3:00 PM: Chamber of Commerce Conf. Rm.

~Board member McLean will be attending online

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:00 AM: West Shore Community College Administrative Building MBT Room, 3000 N. Stiles Rd. Scottville, MI (In person only) 

Monday, September 13, 2021, 8-9:30AM In person as scheduled

Monday, October 25th, 2021, 1PM: In person

Cancelled: Monday, November 8, 2021, 8-9:30 AM

Rescheduled to: Monday, November 22, 2021, 10AM: In person

To join Student Success Committee Meetings online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8406088135?pwd=b2E4dnNwc0tERHBhc045MGhuNWt4dz09
Meeting ID: 840 608 8135 Passcode: 7cwwSG

To join by phone: 1 646 876 9923 US Meeting ID: 840 608 8135 Passcode: 155544
 

Policy Committee (Ad Hoc): Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 11AM This meeting will take place online due to the Michigan DHHS emergency order that limits indoor gatherings. Please use this link to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8406088135?pwd=b2E4dnNwc0tERHBhc045MGhuNWt4dz09

Meeting ID: 840 608 8135 Passcode: 7cwwSG
To join by phone: 1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 840 608 8135

Executive Committee (Ad Hoc):

Monday, January 25, 12:00 PM: Held online via Zoom

Thursday, February 25, 9:00 AM: Held online via Zoom

Tuesday, June 1, 3:00 PM: Held online via Zoom

Wednesday, September 9, 2021, 2:00 PM: In person at Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, October 6, 1:30 PM: In person

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:30 PM: In person at Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce

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“ The Mason County Promise Zone will provide access to affordable education and job preparation opportunities to many who otherwise would not be able to participate because of life circumstances. As well as providing a means to access for many, the Promise Zone will lower the cost of education for others, help create a college-going culture in the county, while providing supplemental support to the public school systems. I am excited to watch the positive impact the Promise Zone will have on Mason County.” 

Scott Ward, President

– West Shore Community College

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