Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Steve Arwood of St. Johns to the State Waterways Commission.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the seven-member Commission is an advisory body responsible for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of recreational harbors, channels, docking and launching facilities, and administration of commercial docks in the Straits of Mackinac.

"Steve's years of experience should provide an excellent asset to this commission," Snyder said.

Arwood will serve a three-year term expiring Sept. 18, 2020. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.