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Nominations open for Child Welfare Awards

The Foster Care Review Board is seeking nominations for its annual Child Welfare Awards, which honor judges, lawyers, foster care workers, and foster parents for exemplary service to children in Michigan’s foster care system.

“The awards recognize those who protect, care for, and advocate for foster care children and their parents,” said FCRB Program Manager James Novell. “These people have tremendous responsibilities, yet receive little, if any, recognition. The Child Welfare Awards were established to honor them and call attention to their difficult and demanding work.”

Categories include “Jurist of the Year” (judges and referees), “Foster Care Worker of the Year,” “LGAL of the Year” (lawyer-guardian ad litem), “Foster Parent of the Year,” and “Parent Attorney of the Year.” All nominees will receive a congratulatory letter from the Foster Care Review Board informing them of their nomination and thanking them for their service.

The deadline is Sept. 6. Award recipients will be recognized at the FCRB annual training conference on Nov. 7 in Bay City.

Nomination forms are available online at www.courts.mi.gov/administration/scao/officesprograms/fcrbp/pages/child-welfare-awards.aspx.

Created by the Michigan legislature in 1981, the FCRB provides a third-party review of the foster care system. The program is administered by the State Court Administrative Office, the administrative agency of the Michigan Supreme Court, and is comprised of citizen volunteers who serve on one of 30 local review boards throughout the state.

For more information, contact Kathy Lohr at LohrK@courts.mi.gov or at 313-972-3288.


Page named chair of insurance group board

David K. Page, a partner in the Corporate Department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been named non-executive chairman of the board of Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: MIG), a position formerly held by the company’s founder Merton J. Segal.  Meadowbrook is a specialty, niche-focused, commercial insurance underwriter and insurance administration services company.
Page has been a member of Meadowbrook’s board for 13 years. During that time, he has served as chair of both its Finance and Investment Committees. In addition, he has served as a member of its Governance and Compensation Committees.

Page also currently serves on the board of directors for Keyco Bond Fund, Inc.   
He earned an LL.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College.  In addition, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics.

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