Doug Baum

Executive Director
Region 3
Northeast Michigan Council of Governments


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 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.


- AA in Criminal Justice
- State licensed Police officer
- State licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
- State licensed Firefighter
- State Licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Instructor/coordinator