Adam Mercer was recognized for his nearly 20 years of service as a member of the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office at the regular meeting of the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners Wednesday May 10th. Sergeant Mercer’s duties since joining the department included undercover work and serving as Detective Sergeant as well as 10 years with the Emergency Response Team.
Mercer was part of the cold case team that resulted in the arrests and eventual convictions in the long ago deaths of Shannon Siders and Richard Atwood
The Board Meeting room was packed with Mercer’s family and friends as well as a large contingent of his law enforcement family as Board Chair Bryan Kolk presented him with a plaque to commemorate his years of service. After accepting the award Mercer spoke of his years on the force and its impact on his life.
In other Board business, Commissioners voted to appropriate $250,000 to the Newaygo County Promise Zone. The NC Promise Zone provides funding for every Newaygo County student to use for tuition, paid in full, to Muskegon Community College. The money will come from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery fund.
The Board also approved appropriating $750,000 for the courthouse renovation project, also utilizing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery fund.
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