Meet Commissioner Helzerman
My name is Doug Helzerman, and I am a lifelong resident of Livingston County. I was born in Detroit and moved with my family to Roseville at age 3. By age 5 we lived in Fowlerville where I attended school Kindergarten to 12th grade. I graduated from Fowlerville High School and was drafted into the Army where I served during the Vietnam era in Korea.
Monday, July 13th, at the zoom meeting of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, I gave a presentation concerning your EO 147. The question I asked was, “What are the limits her power under the emergency powers acts (1945, 1976)?” The courts have given every indication that there is no urgency (emergency) in Michigan. They have not told us what limits may be placed upon the office of governor, one person acting as though she has unrestricted authority over any … read more
Campaign Questions and Answers: What in your training and work experience make you the best qualified candidate for this position? I am a life-long learner. My Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees were only part of my wide variety of experiences from hourly work in factories to being a teacher and principal in Christian schools. I have been selected to work on various and diverse boards and I enjoy the back and forth that is necessary to come to a common decision. … read more
Nathan Burd, our new county administrator, has arrived. He has already moved his family to our county and is getting acquainted with the Livingston team. The Covid restrictions are making the process much slower than normal, but we have confidence he will form strong and positive relationships with all. We reconfigured the board chamber to have a “hybrid” meeting with social distancing, for commissioners who want to appear in person while allowing other commissioners to join by Zoom. We had … read more