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•  Dr. Joanne Dawley appointed to the Michigan Women's Commission. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Joanne Dawley, of Northville, to the Michigan Women's Commission on Oct. 22, 2012. "Joanne brings years of outstanding service and leadership experiences to the commission," said Snyder.  "I am confident she will do great work on behalf of all Michigan women." Dawley is owner of Southfield-based Joanne Dawley DDS PC, a private dental practice she opened in 1987. Previously, she worked as a general dentist for the Wayne County Health Department and as an associate dentist with Peter Strong DDS. Dawley is a member of the National Dental Association, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Detroit District Dental Society. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and a doctorate of dental surgery, both from the University ...

• Governor Snyder signs legislation authorizing veterans treatment courts H.B.s 5159 and 5162, sponsored by state Reps. Wayne Schmidt and Kurt Damrow, allow circuit and district courts to create supervised treatment programs for veterans suffering from mental illness or drug or alcohol dependency. "These specialized courts address specific needs in our judicial system, streamlining the court process and maximizing efficiency," Governor Snyder said. "Establishing business courts helps solve complex business cases and provides another important tool for ensuring a strong economic climate, while veterans treatment courts provide understanding, solution-based legal assistance to help veterans get back on their feet."

Michigan Women
Michigan Women's Commission, 3054 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 3-600, Detroit MI 48202, 313-456-4702

Next Meeting: October 15, 2014, 2 p.m., Radisson Hotel Lansing, 111 N Grand Ave., Lansing MI 48933. 2015 meetings are scheduled for Jan. 13 in Lansing, April 13 in Grand Rapids, August 10 in Sault Ste. Marie, and Oct. 15, in Detroit. The Michigan Women's Commission (MWC) was statutorily created in 1968 with the mission of improving the lives of Michigan women. Throughout its 44 year history, the MWC has worked on many issues, and its current priorities are women in business, women veterans and human trafficking.The MWC also serves as a referral agency for Michigan women and helps them navigate federal, state and local resources. We tweet under the handle @MIWomensComm, post on Facebook as  Michigan-Womens-Commission and e-publish information on a variety of topics. We are a partner in the yearly "Young Women, Strong Leaders" conferences. Commission meetings are held quarterly, and the location rotates throughout the state. Join us at an upcoming meeting.

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