LANSING – Two Ferris State University alumni were appointed to the newly-created Indiana-Michigan Boundary Line Commission. The announcement was made by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The commission was created to administer a survey and remonumentation of the Indiana-Michigan border. The 10-member board includes surveyors from Michigan and Indiana. The appointed Ferris alumni are John Kamer, of Eau Claire, and David Mostrom, of Sturgis.
“I look forward to working with our partners from Indiana on this important project,” Snyder said. “I appreciate the willingness of these strong candidates to represent our state.”
Kamer has served as the Berrien County surveyor since 2000. He is also a surveyor with Wightman and Associates, where he has worked since 1975. His career has focused on land and construction surveying, including cadastral surveys, boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, topographical surveys, route surveying and the design, layout and inspection of subdivisions, condominiums, streets and bridges. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Surveying from Ferris. Kamer will serve as the surveyor from Berrien County.
Mostrom is vice president of Mostrom and Associates Inc., where he started as a field crew chief and has more than 20 years of experience with many different types of surveys. Mostrom holds a bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying from Ferris. He will serve as the surveyor from St. Joseph County.
Members serve terms expiring at the pleasure of the governor and the appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state senate.