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Executive Director

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Doug Baum

Phone: 989-705-3734

Doug is originally from Romulus Michigan. He lived there with his family until they moved to Atlanta Michigan prior to his senior year of high school. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1983. He attended Alpena Community College later that year entering their automotive body repair program where he graduated their certificate program. Doug owned his own automotive repair shop until the owner sold the building and he went to work at a local shop. Doug eventually started Thunder Bay Automotive a NAPA auto parts dealer with a partner. During this time, Doug found interest in helping people and joined the Tri-Township Ambulance Service in 1984 and later the fire department in 1988. His interest in community service continued when he became Montmorency County’s first 911 Director when he was tasked with bringing 911 service to Montmorency County.

The 911 position later ended and combined with another position. This is when Doug entered law enforcement working as a corrections officer, marine officer, snowmobile patrol, road patrol, school liaison/DARE Officer, Detective/Sergeant and finally Sheriff.

Doug accepted a position with the City of Grayling in 2009 as Police Chief and in 2010 became the City Manager in addition to the Chief position. During this time, Doug worked with Kirtland Community College for 17 years teaching at their police and corrections academies. Doug currently works for Albert Township/Lewiston Fire Department and has been there for over 20 years and was appointed Fire Chief in 2015.

Doug, his wife Denise and their youngest son, Brody reside in Lewiston. Doug also has a son, Brock and has two older stepsons, Travis, and Tanner.


AA in Criminal Justice

State licensed Police officer

State licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

State licensed Firefighter

State Licensed Emergency Medica Technician – Instructor/coordinator




Fire Chief – Albert Township/Lewiston Fire Department)

City Manager / Police Chief – City of Grayling

Adjunct Faculty – Kirtland Community College

Sheriff – Montmorency County (94’-08’ corrections officer, road deputy, DARE officer, Det/Sgt, Sheriff)

911 Director (4 years) - Montmorency County

EMS Director (14 years) - Tri-Township Ambulance

Business owner - Thunder Bay Automotive – NAPA




Region 3 RPI (Chairperson)

Northern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Group

Northern Michigan Chiefs of Police

Crawford County Chamber of Commerce Board

Northern Michigan Municipal Managers group

Montmorency County 911 advisory board

Crawford County Trails work group

Crawford County Airport Zoning Board of Appeals

Crawford / Montmorency Counties Local Emergency Planning Committees

Grayling DDA/Main Street Board

Michigan Township Participating Plan – Law Enforcement policy development committee

Great Lakes Bay Consortium for EMS Education – Advisory Board