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MTA is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of elected township officials who are elected every four years at district caucus meetings held at the Annual Educational Conference. A dedicated group of leaders, MTA Board members hail from all corners of the state, leading the Association through policy governance, overseeing Association services and finances, adopting MTA legislative policy, and hiring the executive director. 

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Executive Director
Larry Merrill

2019 Officers

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President

Supervisor, Charter Township of Cooper
(Kalamazoo Co.)

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1st Vice President

Supervisor, Harris Township
(Menominee Co.)

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2nd Vice President

Supervisor, Grant Township
(St. Clair Co.)

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Treasurer

Clerk, Addison Township
(Oakland Co.)

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Connie Cargill,
Secretary

Treasurer, Golden Township
(Oceana Co.)

Immediate Past President

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President

Supervisor, Sanborn Township
(Alpena Co.)

 

Past Presidents

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Diane Randall
Supervisor, Roscommon Township
(Roscommon Co.)

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Doug Mansfield
Supervisor, Union Township
(Grand Traverse Co.)
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Linda Preston
Supervisor, Pokagon Township
(Cass Co.)

2019 Board of Directors

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Steven Karpiak, Jr.
Supervisor, Osceola Township
(Houghton Co.)
District 1 Director
(Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon Counties)
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Jim Nankervis
Supervisor, Ishpeming Township
(Marquette Co.)
District 2 Director
(Baraga, Dickinson, Iron, Marquette Counties)
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Peter Kleiman
Supervisor, Harris Township
(Menominee Co.)
District 3 Director
(Alger, Delta, Menominee Counties)
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Marilyn Strickland
Treasurer, Newton Township
(Mackinac Co.)
District 4 Director
(Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, Schoolcraft Counties)
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Harold Koviak
Supervisor, Burt Township
(Cheboygan Co.)
District 5 Director and Executive Committee Member-at-Large
(Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet Counties)
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Sharon Schultz
Treasurer, Torch Lake Township
(Antrim Co.)
District 6 Director
(Antrim, Crawford, Kalkaska, Otsego Counties)
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Kenneth Lobert
Supervisor, Ossineke Township
(Alpena Co.)
District 7 Director
(Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda, Presque Isle Counties)
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Marvin Radtke
Supervisor, Green Lake Township
(Grand Traverse Co.)
District 8 Director
(Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee Counties)
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Steve Ebels
Clerk, Clam Union Township
(Missaukee Co.)
District 9 Director
(Clare, Missaukee, Osceola, Wexford Counties)
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Kimberly Anderson
Clerk, Whitney Township
(Arenac Co.)
District 10 Director
(Arenac, Iosco, Ogemaw, Roscommon Counties)
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Connie Cargill
Treasurer, Golden Township
(Oceana Co.)
District 11 Director
(Lake, Mason, Oceana Counties)
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Yulanda "Yo" Bellingar
Trustee, Morton Township
(Mecosta Co.)
District 12 Director
(Isabella, Mecosta, Newaygo Counties)
Vacant
District 13 Director
(Bay, Gladwin, Midland Counties)
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Larry Krohn
Supervisor, Oliver Township
(Huron Co.)
District 14 Director
(Huron, Tuscola Counties)
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Josh Westgate
Supervisor, Wright Township
(Ottawa Co.)
District 15 Director
(Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa Counties)
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Kevin Beeson
Supervisor, Pine River Township
(Gratiot Co.)
District 16 Director
(Gratiot, Ionia, Montcalm Counties)
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Joanne Boehler
Treasurer, James Township
(Saginaw Co.)
District 17 Director
(Genesee, Saginaw, Shiawassee Counties)
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Bill Deater
Supervisor, Grant Township
(St. Clair Co.)
District 18 Director
(Sanilac, St. Clair Counties)
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Bret Padgett
Treasurer, Comstock Charter Township
(Kalamazoo Co.)
District 19 Director
(Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo Counties)
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Patti Jo Schafer
Supervisor, Eagle Township
(Clinton Co.)
District 20 Director
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties)
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Pauline Bennett
Clerk, Addison Township
(Oakland Co.)
District 21 Director
(Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland Counties)
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Malinda Cole-Crocker
Supervisor, Buchanan Township
(Berrien Co.)
District 22 Director
(Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Counties)
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Donald Rogers
Supervisor, Coldwater Township
(Branch Co.)
District 23 Director
(Branch, Calhoun, St. Joseph Counties)
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Al Boggs
Supervisor, Rome Township
(Lenawee Co.)
District 24 Director
(Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee Counties)
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Diane Lowe
Trustee, Genoa Charter Township
(Livingston Co.)
District 25 Director
(Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw, Wayne Counties)