Coldwater Township (Branch Co.) Supervisor Donald Rogers will continue to serve on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, after being re-elected to the position of MTA District 23 director at the Association’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Rogers has served as director of District 23, which encompasses Branch, Calhoun and St. Joseph Counties, since 2013.
Rogers was first elected to the Coldwater Township Board as trustee in 1988. He was elected treasurer in 2000 and was appointed supervisor in 2014. He has also served on the township planning commission and fire commission, and currently serves as the township water/sewer superintendent. Among Rogers’ most rewarding township experiences was establishing a franchise agreement with the city of Coldwater, allowing the city and township to work together in providing city services to new and existing developments in the township and benefitting the entire area.
Rogers is proud of townships’ ability to effect positive changes for their communities—and ultimately the state. “I wholeheartedly believe that any change for the betterment of township government starts from the grassroots level,” he said. “We are the ones to challenge ‘business as usual’ at the higher levels to inspire the changes we will need in the future.”