Most Experienced – David Reader
David Reader has made a significant impact on Livingston County. As a lifelong Livingston County resident, Reader made it a priority to give back to his community.
He served on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners after being elected to four terms. While serving on the Board, he made significant contributions to the creation of The Community Corrections Department. This department, funded by state grants, provides oversight services to the Drug Court as well as intensive case management and pretrial services to the courts.
Reader’s efforts with the Community Corrections Department also led to the county receiving another state grant to expand the Livingston County Jail from just over 200 beds to over 250 beds, a 25% increase. This expansion eliminated the costly housing of county prisoners in the Clinton County Jail.
“Prior to the expansion the county was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year with Clinton County to house our prisoners. With the jail expansion, we have eliminated this expense,” Said Reader.
He has also served on the board of the Oakland-Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) which is the largest nonprofit, private human-services agency for Livingston and Oakland counties. It centers on assisting those residents in need, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those suffering from economic hardships.
David Reader also served on the Livingston County Planning Commission and was instrumental in transitioning the office between directors Michael Craine and Tom Freeman. Craine left to head up the Livingston County Road Commission, while Tom Freeman took on the directorship of the Planning Commission.
On a personal note, David Reader graduated from Howell High School and still resides in Livingston County. He has been married to Sally Jo Reader for 40 years. They are proud parents to two adult children and four grandchildren.