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Harris Township (Menominee Co.) Supervisor Peter Kleiman was elected first vice president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) at the Association's Annual Meeting, conducted during the 66th Annual MTA Educational Conference & Expo, April 1-4 in Grand Rapids.

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Kleiman, who has been township supervisor since 1988, has served on the MTA Board of Directors since 2011. He represents township officials in Menominee, Delta and Alger counties as District 3 director on the MTA Board and has served as secretary for the Menominee County MTA Chapter.

“I am honored to 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 dairy farmer. He’s been a board member of the Menominee County Farm Bureau for more than a decade and was the 2018 board president. He 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 48 years and are proud parents of four children and 10 grandchildren.