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GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION
2017 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Denise Gray
President, 36th District Court Chapter
Gretta Johnson-Washington
General Fund Chapter Representative
Stephen Ogundipe
President, Detroit Wayne Mental Health
Authority Chapter
Alonzo McCann
General Fund Chapter Representative
Cassandra McDonald
President, General Fund Chapter
Niles Reed
President, Third Judicial Circuit Court
Amy Miller-Vandawaker
President, Professional
Engineers Chapter
Karen Offerman
President, Wayne County Airport Authority
Elizabeth Patterson
President, Wayne County Professional
Nurse Chapter
Candace Robinson-Marshall
General Fund Chapter Representative
Cedric Robinson
General Fund Chapter Representative
Jackie Szafranski
General Fund Chapter Representative
Donald Thompson
General Fund Chapter Representative
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Association Executive
Lorenzo A. Blount
lorenzoblount@outlook.com

Deputy Association Executive
Patricia Peña
gaawayne@comcast.net

Administrative Assistant
Shemika Jamison

3031 W. Grand Blvd, Suite 415
Detroit, MI 48202
313-224-5076
Fax 313-224-0064
gaa@gaawayne.onmicrosoft.com
"Working for Better
Government through Better
People"

Lorenzo Blount
Association Executive
lorenzoblount@outlook.com
Lorenzo A. Blount is the Association
Executive for the Government
Administrators Association.  Lorenzo
succeeded Lawrence N. Verbiest,
who retired after twenty-three years in
that capacity.

Lorenzo brings a wealth of knowledge
to this role, having served as a labor
consultant to the Association for
several months prior to being
appointed. He was highly instrumental
in finalizing several bargaining
agreements in these most difficult
times.

Lorenzo is a practicing attorney who
brings extensive experience in both
law and executive administration.  He
retired from Wayne County in 2009,
with 34 years of credited service.  At
the time of his retirement from the
County, Lorenzo was Director of the
Roads Division of the Department of
Public Services.  

Most significantly, Lorenzo was the
Chief Labor Relations Negotiator for
Wayne County earlier in his career,
and he also worked for the City of
Detroit for many years in Personnel
and Labor Relations. These
experiences have proved to be
invaluable in his new role as GAA
Association Executive.

We welcome Lorenzo A. Blount as the
Association’s Executive and look
forward to a long and productive
working relationship.
Margaret Keyes-Howard
Association President
Soraya
Williams-Farver
Association Treasurer
Ann Mosley
Association Secretary