Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed John Keuvelaar to the Bay County Probate Court.
Keuvelaar has served as assistant prosecuting attorney in the Family Support Division for Bay County since 1998. He has managed dependent neglect, mental health and juvenile cases. Prior to his work in Bay County, he worked for the Gratiot County prosecutor's office. He is a Bay County child abuse protocol training instructor and has been a presenter to the Gratiot County Multi-County Sexual Assault Program, the State Court Administrative Office Child Welfare Conference, and the Department of Human Services family-to-family kick-off community.
Keuvelaar earned a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Karen A. Tighe. He must seek election in November 2016 to fill the remainder of the term.
Posted by Samantha Meinke