Sturgis man becomes IJR commissioner

A Sturgis resident was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate to serve as a commissioner on the International Joint Commission for U.S. and Canada.

Rob Sisson will be a part of the IJC, a bi-national agency that oversees management of waters between the U.S. and Canada. The countries work to protect Great Lakes waters for the benefit of both nations.

Sisson, who was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, said his experience serving on the Sturgis City Commission was excellent preparation for the role.

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said the friendship between Michigan and Canada is important, and the IJC plays a key part in supporting that relationship.

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