DeYoung named president of Michigan Assn. of Register of Deeds

New officers for 2019 of the Michigan Association of Register of Deeds (MARD) are, from left: Back row - President Paul DeYoung, Van Buren County; Treasurer Karen Jackson, Isabella County; and 1st Vice President, Stewart Sanders, Newaygo County; Front row - 2nd Vice President  Michelle Stevenson, Roscommon Count; 2018 current President Teresa Walker, Montmorency County;  and Secretary Ann Manning-Clayton, Gladwin County .

    The Michigan Association of Register of Deeds (MARD) recently held its 104th annual Educational Conference in Port Huron. During the conference,  Van Buren County Register of Deeds Paul DeYoung was elected as the association’s new president for the coming year.
    Others elected to offices for the coming year  include:
    1st Vice President Stewart Sanders, Newaygo County Register; 2nd Vice President Mich-elle Stevenson, Roscommon County Register/Clerk; 3rd Vice President Brandon Denby, Livingston County Register; Treasurer Karen Jackson, Isabella County Register, Ann Manning-Clayton Gladwin County Register of Deeds and Immediate Past President Teresa Walker-Montmorency Register of Deeds.
    Featured speakers at the conference were Van Buren County Attorney John McNeil, who made a presentation on the evolution of land titles in Michigan, and Van Buren County Attorney and author Matt Cooper.
    Cooper spoke about his book, “A Soldiers Home,” the true story about a Van Buren County resident whose home was taken  from him through the mortgage foreclosure process while serving in the armed forces in Iraq.
    The conference was hosted by St. Clair County Register of Deeds/Clerk Jay DeBoyer and  current MARD President, Teresa Walker, Montmorency Register of Deeds.  Registers representing 51 of Michigan’s 83 counties were in attendance for the conference.

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