Gov. Rick Snyder creates special committee to address Flint water crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order Monday creating the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee.

The body will consist of what Snyder calls "a wide range of experts" to resolve health issues related to Flint's lead-contaminated drinking water.

“This committee, made up of experts from government and the Flint community, will set a course of action to remedy the water situation and resulting health issues, and carry on long after the emergency declaration expires,” Snyder said.

FWIACC’s membership will include experts from the state, Genesee County, and Flint as well as outside experts. The group will analyze any long-term effects of high lead levels in Flint residents and recommend action.

The Coordinating Committee will be composed of the following 17 members, who shall serve an initial term expiring on Dec. 31, 2018:

  • The director of Office of Urban Initiatives within the Executive Office of the Governor;
  • The deputy state director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security within the Michigan Department of State Police;
  • The director of the Department of Environmental Quality, or his or her designee;
  • The director of the Department of Health and Human Services, or his or her designee;
  • The director of the Department or Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or his or her designee;
  • The state treasurer, or his or her designee;
  • The superintendent of public instruction, or his or her designee;
  • The elected mayor of the City of Flint, who shall be appointed to the Coordinating Committee by the Governor;
  • Three additional representatives of the City of Flint who shall be submitted by the Flint mayor and appointed to the Coordinating Committee by the Governor;
  • Three representatives of Genesee County who shall be submitted by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners and appointed to the coordinating Committee by the Governor;
  • Three subject matter experts who shall be appointed to the Coordinating Committee by the Governor.