MOUNT CLEMENS., January 16, 2018 — The Macomb County Chamber of Commerce – the county’s premier business organization – will host John Paul Rea, Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development, at their Annual Meeting January 18.

John Paul Rea holds a Bachelor of Science in political science with a minor in public administration and a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in urban and regional policy and planning from Grand Valley State University. Rea is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, represents Macomb County on the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transit board of directors, sits on the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners and is involved in many committees with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. He was recognized as a Hometown Hero by the Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce and made dBusiness’30 in Their Thirties” and Crain’s Detroit Business’ “40 Under 40” lists in 2017.

John Paul Rea will focus on Transforming Macomb: How Talents are Reshaping Macomb County.

The Macomb Chamber Annual Meeting will include a luncheon and be held at the Mirage.

The Mirage Banquet Center is located at 16980 18 Mile Road in Clinton Township.

Axalta Coating Systems is the premier sponsor.  Other sponsors include The Mall at Partridge Creek, First State Bank, McLaren Macomb, General Dynamics Land Systems, Consumers Energy, UHY LLP, and IBEW Local 58 and South Eastern MI – NECA.