ALPENA, MICH — Community Risk Reduction Officer Andy Marceau is no stranger to WBKB or the community. For the second time this year, he is stepping into a new role, this time, as a member of the state fire safety board.
Marceau was granted the honor by Governor Gretchen Whitmer after working 21 years in the city. He says his favorite part of the job is getting to interact with community members. Marceau plans to continue preventing fires and other accidents, like he’s been doing in the eight months since being promoted to Risk Reduction Officer.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the lower peninsula fire departments and to me, to be able to serve from up here; there’s two other people on this board from the lower peninsula, one in Lansing, and one from Melvindale, but I am the only one up that is up north. And I think we have a unique responsibility or unique things up north than what people are used to in the bigger cities.”
Marceau was selected as one of only three members of the board in the state of Michigan. He says without the help of his superiors, this couldn’t have gotten this honor.
“Without the support of the city of Alpena, this wouldn’t have been possible. I want to thank Greg Sundin, our city manager, and Bill Forebush, for allowing me this privilege and this honor to serve on the state fire safety board.”