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Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, the first female director of the Michigan State Police, will be the keynote speaker of the Flint Women’s Forum’s Celebration of Women event.

The annual event will be held 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 24 at the Flint Golf Club.

Etue was appointed MSP director in 2011 by Gov. Rick Snyder. She is the 18th director in the 97-year history of the department. Etue also serves as the state Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

The Celebration of Women comes as the Flint Women’s Forum is also celebrating something else: Its 35th anniversary.

For more than three decades, the Flint Women’s Forum has been bringing together women of achievement and influence in the community. Learn more at