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.
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