County board to recognize Posma for 28 years of service.

December 26, 2018

Tom Posma

County board to recognize Posma for 28 years of service.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Board of Commissioners will honor retiring Commissioner Tom Posma when it meets Thursday morning. Posma has served on the board for 28 years. He has most recently served as the District 7 commissioner, representing the residents of southeastern Mason County.

Posma has served on all the board’s committees during his tenure.

“Tom’s dedication and leadership resulted in his fellow commissioners electing him chairman of the board for eight years,” a resolution states. “Tom guided the county financially by serving as the chairman of the finance committee for 19 years, working hard to provide the best possible services to Mason County citizens while being fiscally responsible.. Tom participated in the restructuring of county government services, making tough decisions in his early years to help the county achieve the delicate balance between financial stability and providing as many services as possible county citizens.” This included being involved in the establishment of the county administrator position.

Posma, who has owned and operated Tom’s Barber Shop in downtown Scottville for over 54 years, also served many years as the Branch Township Fire Chief. He is also an elder at Mason County Reformed Church and volunteers cutting hair at local nursing homes.

Posma will be recognized when the board meets at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners’ chambers at the courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 27.

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