There is a wide variety of happenings and events in District 7. Those presented here will be to give the best overall picture possible of what those events looked like. If you know of an event that I might attend let me know. Kindly remember that I am very busy as your District Commissioner and as such I will not be able to attend all events. Thank you.
On a recent visit, District 7 Commissioner Bill Gratopp welcomes Lt. Governor, Brian Calley to St. Clair County.
Commissioner and Algonac Lion, Bill Gratopp poses with some of his fellow Lions in front of their new hall. The hall was recently purchased from the Algonac Knights of Columbus. In addition to a new home for the Algonac Lions their new building will also serve and a Community Center and rental hall.
Port Huron Board President, Jeff Stout (L), goes over the oath of office with Commissioner Gratopp as Superintendent, Ron Wollens (R)looks on. Bill was sworn in as a member of the St. Clair County Intervention Academy. The Academy, which provides schooling for both juvenile and adult inmates, is a charter school sponsored by the Port Huron School System.
Commissioner Bill Gratopp made the trek to Lansing for the Governor's State of the State address. Your Commissioner is seen here with, (L-R) Commissioner Dave Rushing, Port Huron School Superintendent Ron Wollen, Commissioner Karl Tomion, Commissioner Bill Gratopp, State Senator Phil Pavlov, and County Board Chair Jeff Bohm. Bill is dedicated to keeping on top of things in your best interest.
Bill and his peers also took some time to meet with State Senator Phil Pavlov to get the latest information that will help each of them address the needs of their respective constituents.
Along with Commissioner Gratopp, the Algonac Lions are supporting March of Dimes this year. Both the March of Dimes and the Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament are celebrating 75 years in existence.
The Algonac Lions will be sending 2 "inmates" to raise money this year and the Algonac Lions Club has donated $500 to this years cause.
Clay Township Supervisor, Artie Bryson--Library Board Member Harold Tiburzi--County Commissioner Bill Gratopp--Alg/Clay Librarian Kathy Lisco--St.Clair County Head Librarian Allison Arnold--Algonac City Manager, Doug Alexander.
Commissioner Gratopp reads a proclamation to Kathy Lisco. Kathy retired after 20 years of service as the Head Librarian of the Algonac/Clay Library.
Front Row: Melba Moss, Judy Campbell, Joanne Grant, Commissioner Gratopp, Phil Krafft (Candice Miller Representative)
Back Row: Allison Arnold, Senator Phil Pavlov, and Representive Dan Lauwers.
Commissioner Bill Gratopp with Congresswoman Candice Miller, and Bill's wife Laure. Bill and Laure joined Congresswoman Miller at a recent fundraiser at Fred Moore's Boathouse in St.Clair, MI.
Commissioner Bill Gratopp presents a check for $7050 to the Algonac/Clay Historical Society for use in their new Maritime Museum. The presentation took place at the Algonac/Clay Community Fund's Annual Cinco de Mayo Dinner.
L to R: Algonac/Clay Fund Chairman, Don Drake; Community Foundation President, Donna Neister; Community Foundation Vice President, Lynn Alexander; Algonan/Clay Historical Society President, Don LaComb; Algonac/Clay Fund Grant Giving committee member, Rich Szefer and County Commisssioner, Bill Gratopp.
Commissioner Gratopp congratulates State Reprentative Dan Lauwers at his swearing in ceremony held in Judge Dan Kelly's courtroom.
Commissioner Gratopp was proud to award local grants from the Algonac/Clay Community Fund. The awards were made at the recent Cinco de Mayo dinner.
At the left Bill awards the Algonac/Clay Historical Society $1,000 and below the Algonac Little League receives $2,500
The Algonac Little League season got off to a roaring start with Commissioner Gratopp throwing out the first pitch.
Commissioner Gratopp posing with his catcher - Joey DeBoyer
Commissioner Bill Gratopp recognizes the Emergency Management Director, Jeff Friedland (center) for the National "Gov30" Award he received.
Each year only 30 awards for meritorious work are given out nation-wide.
Congratulations Jeff !!
L-R Dan Casey, Kathy Vertin, Phil Pavlov, Bill Gratopp, Rep. Candice Miller, John Gabor, Dan Lauwers, Tom Vertin Supporting Marine City and the SNUG Theatre,
Commissioner Bill Gratopp and wife Laure stand beneath the entrance to the newly opened Blue Water River Walk.
U.S. Representative Candice Miller accepted County Commissioner Bill Gtatopp's invitation to visit the Harsens Island Library. Rep. Miller donated several boxes of books from the Library of Congress. Many thanks to Rep. Candice Miller for her kind generousity.
Gordon Birgbauer Jr. receives a St. Clair County proclamation and a Tribute from the State of Michigan signed by Gov. Snyder, Sen. Pavlov, and Rep. Lauwers from County Commissioner Bill Gratopp. Gordon has just celebrated 50 years in business and support to the community.
Congratulation to him and all the people from Lumber Jack.
Bill and Sheriff Tim Donnellon are sharing the duties of "Head Chef" at the recent Yale Bologna Festival. . . I'll have mine medium rare please.