WMU News

Strazdas elected chair of construction safety commission

June 18, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Peter J. Strazdas, manager of maintenance services at Western Michigan University, has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the Michigan Construction Safety Standards Commission.

Gov. John Engler recently reappointed Strazdas to a second four-year term on the commission, which oversees the promulgation of safety rules that affect all of the state's 177,000 construction workers.

Strazdas, a WMU employee since 1980 and a resident of Portage, also has been elected chair of the Portage Planning Commission. He has been a member of that commission since 1994.

Before assuming his present duties at WMU in 1995, Strazdas was an engineering technology faculty member and later a construction administrator. He also served as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo in 1992.

Media contact: Mike Matthews, 616 387-8400, michael.matthews@wmich.edu

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