The Tri-County Office on Aging Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Consortium Board. At least one-half of the council consists of senior citizens, appointed by their respective units of government. Remaining members represent community agencies appointed by the Consortium Board. This composition offers the perspectives of both seniors and service providers on aging issues.

Meetings are open to the public under the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.
Meeting time/dates are subject to change.

2021 Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the 

Tri-County Office on Aging, 5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911*.

(There is typically no meeting in August.)

*If capacity limits or other public health guidance indicates a remote meeting is necessary,                       information will be provided.

Please contact Tammy Lemmer at 517-887-1382 or with questions or for special accommodations.

Senior Representatives (Appointed by local units of government)

City of East Lansing

  • Felix (Bud) Fliss

City of Lansing

  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Cheryl Mask
  • Anita Turner

Clinton County

  • Eileen Heideman
  • Madelyn “Archi” Tomczyk

Eaton County

  • Joseph Gutiérrez
  • Susan Hoffman
  • Joel Zachrich

Ingham County

  • Susan Cockerill
  • Gloria Kovnot
  • Vacant

Agency Representatives (Appointed by Tri-County Aging Consortium Board)

  • Laurie Beals, McLaren Orthopedic Hospital
  • Jim Dell, RSVP/Senior Companion Program-Clinton, Eaton, Ingham County
  • Robyn Ford, Social Security Administration
  • Deb Wiese, CATA
  • Chad Johnson, JWR/Elizabeth’s Place
  • Dr. Zeenat Kotyal-Karamchandani, MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction
  • Carla Lasater, Disability Network Capital Area
  • Phyllis Monroe, Tri-County Nutrition Council
  • Kelly Neve, Clinton/Eaton DHHS
  • Meghan Pineda, Wind Beneath Your Wings
  • Elizabeth (Liza) Rios, Legal Services of South Central Michigan
  • Dawn Sargent, Community Mental Health Older Adult Services

Michigan Senior Advocates Council Representatives

  • Kirk Lewis
  • Mary Ablan
  • Vacant

State Advisory Council Representatives

  • Kirk Lewis
  • Robyn Ford

FY 21 Agenda for Upcoming Meeting

September 2021

Please contact Tammy Lemmer at 517-887-1382 or

FY 20  Meeting Minutes

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020 – Cancelled

March 2020

April 2020 – Cancelled

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020 – Cancelled

September 2020