Governor Appoints Barbara Payton to State Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

Port Huron, MI — The Blue Water Area now has local representation for statewide health and fitness programs. Barbara Payton, of Port Huron, was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. The appointment was made last week.

Payton is well known in the area as a musical performer, and has a long history of performing with the likes of Bob Seger and Kid Rock. But she is also a certified massage technician and an avid bicyclist. Payton can now add Governor’s appointee to her list of accomplishments. Payton joins eight other new appointees on the thirteen-member council.

The Council began in 1992 under the orders of Governor John Engler with the goal of improving health and increasing physical activity among Michigan residents. The Council’s policies are advanced by the Michigan Fitness Foundation, which organizes outreach programs such as the Farm to Family program distributing healthy food every Wednesday morning at Central Middle School and Port Huron Northern High School.

Payton’s term on the Council expires in April of 2022.

Reporting for WGRT- Jennie McClelland