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Grant Township (St. Clair Co.) Supervisor Bill Deater was elected second 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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Deater, who has been township supervisor since 2004, has served on the MTA Board of Directors since 2011. He represents township officials in Sanilac and St. Clair counties as District 18 director on the MTA Board and is a past president of the St. Clair County MTA Chapter.

“It is my privilege to represent township residents statewide,” Deater said. “It is a rare opportunity to be part of an organization like MTA, which strives to implement positive, lasting change for Michigan residents. To be an advocate for my community and the Association is an honor.”

In addition to serving as township supervisor, Deater is a past officer and current 46-year member of the Grant Township Fire Department. Previously, he also served as chair of the Grant Township Planning Commission, chair of the St. Clair County Road and Bridges Board and past president of the St. Clair County Supervisors Board. He’s currently a member of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Board of St. Clair County, and he served for many years on the St. Clair County Central Dispatch Board.

He and his wife, Susannah, live on their family farm in Jeddo.