Morton Township (Mecosta Co.) Trustee Yulanda Bellingar will continue to serve as District 12 director, which encompasses Isabella, Mecosta and Newaygo Counties, on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors. Bellingar was re-elected to the position by her township peers at a caucus election held during the Association’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, April 25-28, in Lansing. She was first elected to the MTA Board in 2009.
“I’m proud to continue to serve on the MTA Board of Directors,” Bellingar said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to be a voice for township officials in my area and around the state. Local officials have a unique opportunity to guide their communities, and by example and together, we can do great things to help lead our state.”
Bellingar was elected township clerk in 2008, and was elected trustee in November 2016. Prior to becoming a public servant, Bellingar was involved in assisting and encouraging women dealing with cancer. She established “wig banks” throughout Michigan for cancer patients, and, in 1992, founded the “Look Good, Feel Better” program, coordinating with the American Cancer Society and Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. In 2003, she published her first of many short stories, and in 2008, her first book “Unscheduled Landing” was published.