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Harris Township (Menominee Co.) Supervisor Peter Kleiman has been named immediate past president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). Kleiman, who was 2021 MTA president, has been township supervisor since 1988 and has served on the MTA Board of Directors since 2011.

“I am honored to continue in a leadership role at MTA for this year and represent township residents on the MTA Board and bring their concerns to other directors and state officials,” Kleiman said. “MTA works hard to move our state forward and make it a better place to live, work and raise a family, and I am glad to be a part of it.”

In addition to serving as township supervisor, Kleiman is a lifelong farmer, who retired from dairy farming in 2018 and is now raising beef cattle. He was president of the Menominee County Farm Bureau for 15 years and continues to serve on its board. He also recently joined the executive committee of the Central Upper Peninsula Panning and Development Regional Commission, and serves on the Equity Cooperative Livestock Corporation Board of Directors. In addition, he served for more than 24 years on the North Central School Board and served 22 years on the Farm First Dairy Cooperative Board of Directors.

Kleiman and his wife, Diane, have been married 50 years and are proud parents of four children, 10 grandchildren and one great grandson.