LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s budget director is leaving his position in October once the fiscal year budget is completed, the governor’s office announced Friday, Aug. 20.
Dave Massaron will become chief financial officer at Wayne State University in Detroit. The new position came as a bit of surprise to Massaron, but was a good opportunity, said Kurt Weiss, a spokesman for the State Budget Office.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Massaron previously has held other positions in the Detroit area, including chief financial officer for the city.
“As a native and current Detroiter with strong connections to the university, I feel like this is coming home,” he said in a news release from Wayne State on Friday.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer thanked Massaron in a news release saying that because of his leadership Michigan was able to make several investments in the future, referencing the $17.1 billion K-12 budget, which will raise overall funding for schools by 10% and works to close funding gaps among school districts.
A search for the next budget director has begun, and the governor’s office said it will make an announcement in the coming weeks.
Massaron has been the budget director for the state since January.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
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