Our employees are a vital part of the community - not only through their employment serving the citizens of our county, but in their personal lives. We are your neighbors!
Child & Family Services
The Road Commission family of employees, retirees and spouses have assisted for more than 18 years to meet the needs of children and families at Christmas. Various volunteer activities occur during the year to support this worthwhile event.
Cherry Festival Parades
The Road Commission employees are proud of the 1992 restoration work accomplished on a 1938 Sno-Go with volunteer efforts of Teamsters Local 214 employees. Assistance was provided by Wes' Body Shop. Until the parade was cancelled in 2007, volunteer employees participated in the Cherry Festival's Heritage Parade. It was an award-winning entry! In 2014 the Sno-Go was featured in the Junior Royale Parade and in 2015 in the Cherry Royale Parade.
The Road Commission purchased this unit in 1948 from the Michigan Department of Transportation at a cost of $900. This massive piece of snow removal equipment was operated in the Kingsley area between 1948 - 1963, moving snow at the rate of 16 - 20 tons/minute.
We love to visit schools with a full dress snowplow truck and talk about winter safety for kids. One of our drivers' biggest concerns involves kids either waiting for school buses or hiding in snow forts along the road as they clear the roads. Have us come to your school to share safety recommendations. Call us at 231-922-4849, ext. 217, to make arrangements.
Other Areas of Public Service
Many of our employees volunteer to serve our community in local fire departments, township boards and committees, and nonprofit organizations, as well as their places of worship.