Board of Road Commissioners
The Eaton County Road Commission is governed by State law and includes a Board of three commissioners who do not serve certain districts, but represent all people of the County of Eaton. In 2008, the Road Commission Board was expanded from a three-member board to a five-member board by the Eaton County Board of Commissioners. Later, in 2011, the Eaton County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to reduce the number of Road Commissioners to three, by attrition. Road Commissioners in Eaton County are appointed to a six-year term of office.
Darrell R. Tennis, Chairman
Term expires 12-31-2013
Mr. Tennis resides in Walton Township with his wife Jacky and was born and raised in Eaton County. After graduating from Charlotte High School, he went on to get his degree in political science from Michigan State University. He served in the U.S. Army as a transportation officer and then returned to the Lansing area to begin his career in governmental relations. He recently retired as co-owner of Capitol Services, Inc., a governmental relations firm located in Lansing. He was appointed to the Road Commission in 2008. Mr. Tennis has a long-time interest in transportation issues and has participated in the development of transportation-related legislation over many years.
Benjamin S. Lyons, Vice Chairman
Term expires 12-31-2014
Mr. Lyons has been a resident of Eaton County for fourteen years. Two of those years in Windsor Township, the remaining twelve years in Eaton Rapids Township. He joined the Road Commission in 2009. Mr. Lyons has twelve years of experience in the construction industry, both building trades and road building. He now works as a Business Agent for the Laborer’s International Union. In addition, he holds a trustee seat with the Greater Lansing Labor Council. His experience will be of great value to the Road Commission.
Timothy J. Lamoreaux, Member
Term expires 12-31-2016
Mr. Lamoreaux is a resident of the City of Charlotte and joined the Road Commission in 1999. Mr. Lamoreaux graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management. He brings twenty-three years of experience as a highway construction inspector, surveyor, right of way buyer and appraiser, with the Michigan Department of Transportation.