Commission on Aging Meeting Heats Up Over Director’s Past

A commission on aging board meeting heated up over the director of the agency's past.

The commission on aging meeting happened Wednesday in Houghton Lake in Roscommon County.

During the monthly meeting, the board addressed the actions of one of it's members, who was distributing information on the director's criminal history.

Board member Richard Robar argues Thomas Pettit was not up front about his past and is not in compliance with the sex offender registry.

Director Thomas Pettit has been working for the Roscommon Commission on Aging for years and is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of indecent assault and forcible sodomy in the air force back in 1994.

Pettit says he has been open about his past to the Commission on Aging and that they've known for years. At the meeting, Pettit shared that the Michigan State Police confirm he is in fact in compliance with the sex offender registry.

Towards the end of the meeting, Robar decided to resign from his position.

Before the meeting ended, the board made a motion in support of Pettit.

9&10's Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jake Johnson went to the meeting.