Jamian Reappointed to Road Commission

Greg Jamian was reappointed last night (Wednesday, Jan. 14) to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.

Greg Jamian

Greg Jamian

This is Jamian’s second term, having first been appointed in 2009. He served as the chairman of the Road Commission for the past two years.

RCOC Board members serve for six-year terms. The Board serves as the legislative body for the Road Commission, setting agency policy, hiring the managing director and adopting the annual budget, the press release stated.

Jamian noted the Road Commission’s top priority is helping to resolve Michigan’s long-standing road-funding crisis, so that it can provide an improved level of service to the motorists it serves. “As RCOC continues to manage the consequences of inadequate road funding from Lansing, all eyes will now be on a voter ballot proposal in May,” he said, referring to the ballot initiative placed on the May 5 ballot by the governor and state Legislature.

The ballot proposal, if enacted, would eliminate the Michigan sales tax on fuel and replace it with increased gas and diesel taxes dedicated to transportation. The proposal would also increase Michigan’s sales tax by 1 percent to make up for the loss of funding to schools and municipalities resulting from the removal of the sales tax on fuel.

“The freeze/thaw cycle this spring and Mother Nature playing havoc with our roads – and the inevitable potholes these will produce — may be the best marketing strategy we can hope for, encouraging voters to pass the ballot proposal to provide funding to fix our roads,” Jamian said.

Prior to his appointment to the RCOC Board, Jamian spent four years on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners (2002 through 2006), was elected to the Board of Trustees of Bloomfield Township and served as a member of the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission.

He is vice president of the board of the Manoogian Manor Home for the Aged and serves on the board of the Oakland University School of Nursing. He is a 20-year member of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan Board for more than six years.

Jamian has served on numerous other boards as well, including: the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), Oakland Family Services and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. His philanthropic initiatives include numerous community fundraising efforts, and he continues to support hospitals, schools, churches and the arts, with the mission of making his community a better place to live.

A graduate of Oakland University with a BA in economics, for more than 35 years Jamian has been president and CEO of an integrated health-services company in Troy.

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