HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 19Issue 10Hon. Benjamin Friedman Steps Down from MGCB Board; Recognized for Distinguished and Honorable Service to State

After nearly eight years of service, Judge Benjamin Friedman retired from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) at the end of 2012.  Hon. Friedman was honored at this week’s MGCB meeting with Resolution No. 2013-01, which commends him for his distinguished and honorable service to the Board and the People of the State of Michigan. 

Initially appointed on February 6, 2004 by former Governor Jennifer Granholm, Hon. Friedman succeeded Mr. Roman Gribbs whose term had expired.  Hon. Friedman was reappointed to a second term that expired December 31, 2011, at which time he was reappointed for a third term by Governor Rick Snyder that expired on December 31, 2012.

MGCB Resolution No. 2013-01 thanks Hon. Friedman’ for his “dedication, integrity, fairness, astute leadership, keen insight, and prudent judgment as a member of the Michigan Gaming Control Board … [and is] recognized and respected by his colleagues, members of the Board, and by the people of [the state of Michigan].

The Resolution continues: “Michigan Gaming Control Board hereby acknowledges and commends Benjamin J. Friedman for his diligent public service and many valuable contributions and accomplishments from February 2004 through December 2012, and extends to him our thanks and very best wishes for continued happiness, success and fulfillment in all his future endeavors.

Hon. Friedman of Huntington Woods is a partner at the Friedman & Lichterman, P.C. law firm. Prior to his role on the MGCB Board, Hon. Friedman was a 45B District Court judge.

(Left: Hon. Friedman and Right: MGCB Executive Director, Richard Kalm)

 

 

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