Worth Stay, Newaygo County Prosecuting Attorney since 2017, was unanimously elected by his peers to be on the Board of Directors of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) on Saturday. PAAM is comprised of a 14-member Board of Directors and the Attorney General who represent Michigan’s 83 county prosecuting attorney offices. He will serve a one-year term through August 2020.
Prior to being appointed as the Newaygo County Prosecuting Attorney, Stay had been an assistant prosecuting attorney for almost 10 years, five of those as chief assistant prosecutor. Stay has also served as Trial Court Director and the Friend of the Court.
"We are looking forward to Worth Stay serving as a member of PAAM’s board of directors,” said PAAM President Bill Vailliencourt. “His proven dedication to public safety and protecting the rights of victims will make him a real asset to our board, and will ensure the issues he faces in Newaygo County will be a part of what prosecutors statewide consider as we address criminal justice issues in Michigan.”
“I am honored to have been elected to the PAAM Board of Directors,” said Stay. “The Association serves as a strong voice in the state to protect public safety and victim’s rights. I look forward to serving in this role with the safety of Newaygo County and Michigan residents in mind.”
The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan was established in 1928. The primary purposes of the association are to promote equal justice in enforcing the state's criminal laws and continuing the education of prosecuting attorneys and other law enforcement officials.