Standing Committee


The legislative committee is responsible for:

  • Evaluating and interpreting federal and state legislative programs related to the Association Goals
  • Proposing legislative action to the Executive Board of Directors
  • Keeping members informed on legislation
  • Developing a liaison with Federal and State Legislatures
  • Developing a liaison with professional organizations, agencies, and others

Meeting Dates: The MAPT Legislative Committee regularly meets on the last working Tuesday of the month.  Meeting times and location will be from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the MAPT Office, 6250 W. Michigan Ave., Ste A., Lansing, MI

Committee Members:

Cindy Bourdon ~ Dean Transportation, Inc.

Bill Coaster ~ Charlevoix-Emmet ISD

Mac Dashney ~ PTOMI

Kevin Doty ~ Mason Public Schools

Darryl Hofstra ~ Forest Hills Public Schools

Mark Niewoonder ~ Van Buren ISD

Lori Richardson ~ Oakland ISD

Staff Resources:

Don Orlendorf ~ MAPT Legislative Counsel

Matt Kurta ~ MAPT Associate Legislative Counsel

Sue Ryskamp ~ MAPT Member Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Susan Knechtges ~ MAPT Business Partner Coordinator & Financial Assistant

Contact Information
Howard "Mac" Dashney
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