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Northwest Michigan Works! Presents Award for Parolee Success


Scott Kulanda received an award from Northwest Michigan Works!. He put in serious effort to turn his life around after being paroled from Pugsley Correctional Facility. Scott took advantage of Michigan Works’ employment services to boost his résumé and references. He also received housing assistance and was counseled through the Prisoner Reentry Program. He took these offers seriously which led to his employment working as a machinist at Matern. He is now a hard-working, productive, tax-paying citizen.



In the photo (above): Parole Supervisor, Chuck Welch; Dave Adams, Chairman, Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board; Scott Kulanda; and Jessica Willis, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.




Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner