Front Row Left to Right; Karen Jackson, Treasurer, Isabella County Register of Deeds; Paul DeYoung, 2019 President, Van Buren County Register of Deeds; Ann Clayton, Secretary and incoming 2020 3rd Vice- President, Gladwin County Register of Deeds Back Row Standing Left to Right; Brandon Denby, 2020 2nd Vice-President, Livingston County Register of Deeds; Stewart Sanders, 2020 President, Newaygo County Register of Deeds; Michelle Stevenson, 2020 1st Vice-President, Roscommon County Clerk/Register of Deeds
The Michigan Association of Register of Deeds (MARD) recently held their 105th Annual Educational Conference in the City of Saint Joseph, Berrien County. The conference was hosted by Berrien County Register, Lora Freehling and current MARD President, Paul DeYoung, Van Buren Register of Deeds. Registers representing 51 of Michigan’s 83 counties were in attendance for the conference.
Featured speakers were LARA-Director of Remonumentation who made a presentation on Plat Boards and the Land Division Act, Berrien County Attorneys Scott Hogan & Steve Smith, of Foster Swift that made a presentation on Sheriff’s Deeds, Foreclosures, and Recording Protocol and, Attorney Bonnie Toskey, of Cohl, Stoker, Toskey that spoke on the importance of Race notice, E-Recording, and Recording orders.
2020 Officers elected at the conference are President Stewart Sanders, Newaygo County Register of Deeds, 1st Vice President Michelle Stevenson, Roscommon County Register/Clerk, 2nd Vice President Brandon Denby, Livingston County Register, 3rd Vice President Ann Manning-Clayton, Gladwin County Register, Treasurer Karen Jackson , Isabella County Register, Secretary Amy Bissell, Benzie County Register and Immediate Past President Paul DeYoung Van Buren County Register of Deeds.
Sanders currently serves as the Legislative Co-Chair and 1st Vice-President of the Michigan Association of Register of Deeds. He will assume the role of MARD President January 1, 2020 and serve a one year term.