Green Lake Township (Grand Traverse Co.) Supervisor Marvin Radtke Jr. will continue to serve the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, after being re-elected director of MTA District 8, which includes Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Manistee Counties. Radtke was re-elected to the position by his township peers at the Association’s Annual Conference, held April 25-28 in Lansing.
Radtke’s strong sense of community led him to initially run for the leadership position for the state’s largest municipal organization—a role he has held since 2017. He will continue to use his position on the Board to advocate for economic success and resources for Michigan’s communities. “An interest in continuing well-planned social and economic sustenance and development for the community, region and state is one of my goals,” he said.
Radke has more than two decades of experience in local government. In his first elected position, he served as a Green Lake Township trustee from 2000 until 2016, when he was elected supervisor. He also served as a zoning and planning administrator from 1992 to 2016.
He is active in his community, is a current member of the Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Board, and previously served as a 4-H group leader and on the county Board of Public Works. He has also served on the county planning commission and land development review. Over the years, he’s been recognized for his efforts, with awards including the State of Michigan Special Tribute in 2005 and 2006 and the Frank Purius Stewardship Award in 2004. He was a finalist for the National Association of Towns and Townships’ Grassroots Government Leadership Award in 2005.