Lake Township (Menominee Co.) Trustee Warren Suchovsky has been appointed to the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, serving as director of MTA District 3, which encompasses Alger, Delta and Menominee Counties. Suchovsky fills the role following long-time Harris Township (Menominee Co.) Supervisor Peter Kleiman’s appointment as 2021 president of the Association.
“On behalf of the entire MTA Board of Directors, we welcome Warren to this group of dedicated leaders from around the state who work together to help guide the Association and its work on behalf of Michigan’s 1,240 townships,” said Kleiman.
Suchovsky brings more than 30 years of local government experience to his new role on the MTA Board. In addition to serving the township for over a decade, he has also served on the county board of commissioners, planning commission and conservation board, and on the Stephenson Area Public Schools Board. He has a strong background in natural resources, and has also participated on advisory committees for the state Department of Natural Resources and other natural resource organizations, and to both state and national agricultural and forestry organizations. As an MTA director, he hopes to serve as a voice for those rural townships that are dependent on the state’s natural resources.
Suchovsky began his logging career more than 60 years ago, and owns a small logging company with his son Karl. He manages 500-plus acres of forest land and leases out a couple hundred acres of farmland. He was the state’s first landowner to achieve the Forest, Wetlands and Habitat System verification under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. He serves as treasurer of the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute, and has served on the board of directors and as an officer of the Michigan Association of Timbermen, and as chair of Michigan Farm Bureau’s Forestry Advisory Committee.
With a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Management from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from North Carolina State University, Suchovsky has long been involved in policy development for government and various organizations. His participation in numerous leadership and boardsmanship trainings has also helped to prepare him for his new position helping to guide the largest municipal organization in the state.