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

   

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

2022 Board Members

Monica Schuyler, Chair--Legislative Appt.
Fabian Knizacky, Treasurer
Andrea Large, Secretary
Vic Burwell, Member--Legislative Appt.

Roger Nash, Member
Amy Pepper, Member
Annette Quillan, Member
Dena Thurston, Member

Kathy Surd, Member

Joan Vidak, Member

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 119 S. Rath, 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

2022 Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board &  Committee Meetings

  An agenda will be available on MasonCountyPromise.org  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

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

What: 2022 Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board & Committee Meetings

When: Dates and times vary by Board and Committee, see below

Where: Unless otherwise posted, meetings will take place at Lakeshore Resource Network Conference Room, 920 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI

Board Meetings:

Monday, January 10, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM--CANCELED

Monday, February 7, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM—Special Meeting for Annual Board Training

Monday, February 14, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, March 14, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, April 11, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, May 9, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, June 13, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, July 11, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, August 8, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, September 12, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, October 10, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, November 14, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, December 12, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM

 

Appeals Committee:  All meetings at 11AM

Monday, February 7, 2022--CANCELLED due to lack of agenda items.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday, June 6, 2022
Monday, August 29, 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022

 

Student Success Committee: All meetings at 10AM

Monday, January 24, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022--Cancelled and rescheduled to: April 5, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Monday, June 27, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday, October 24, 2022

Monday, November 28 2022

 

Community Engagement Committee:

Thursday, January 6, 2022--Cancelled and rescheduled due to Inclement Weather for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 4PM.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 3PM

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 4PM

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3PM--Mason County Airport Conference Rm.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 4PM

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 4PM

 

Mason County Promise Zone Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committee meeting times and locations will be posted after they are scheduled.

Policy Committee (Ad Hoc): Dissolved as of February 2022

Executive Committee (Ad Hoc):

Wednesday, January 12: 3PM: Lakeshore Resource Network Conference Room, 920 E. Tinkham, Ludington MI--rescheduled as follows:

Wednesday, January 26: 12:30PM: Myrtle B. Thompson room, Administrative Building on the campus of West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles, Scottville, MI

Tuesday, March 1, 2022: 3PM: Lakeshore Resource Network

Wednesday, October 19, 2022: 3PM: Lakeshore Resource Network

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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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