Pictured: The Mott Community College Board votes to terminate Board Attorney Amberly Acuff Brennnan and Collins and Blaha at the April 24 2023 meeting.
FLINT- At the April 24th Mott Community College Board of Trustees meeting, the board took action to terminate the legal counsel and board attorney.
Collins and Blaha, along with Attorney Amberly Acuff Brennan were fired with a vote of 4-1.
Trustees Everman, Couch, Wolcott and Swanson voted in favor of the termination, while Reyes opposed the move.
Trustees Daly and Freeman were both absent from the meeting.
Brennan previously worked for Mott College, and for the President; before her role as legal counsel.
Former Mott Community College Board Attorney, Amberly Acuff Brennan.
At the meeting, the board cited a recent investigation done by the chair as one of the many reasons for termination.
The board also voted (unanimously) to allow Chairman Andy Everman to appoint an interim attorney before the search starts for a replacement.
Pictured: Gary Collins and William Blaha, owners of Collins and Blaha, P.C.
According to their website: “Since 1981, when Collins & Blaha, P.C. was founded, our attorneys have represented educational institutions in the ever-changing area of education law. We currently represent some of the largest school districts in the state, and some of the smallest.”
From now on, that representation will not include Mott Community College.
The board is expected to pick a new legal team and board attorney at the next meeting.