As Clark Township’s two elected trustees, Sarah and Pat share the responsibility with the administration to help set policy and oversee the fiscal health of the Township. The number of trustees is determined by the desires of the township residents, and whether the township has a population of more than 5,000, or 3,000 registered electors, or is a charter township. Each serves a term of four years.
The trustees are voting members of the Board, like the Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer; participate in all Township decisions and deliberations; and, serve as Board liaisons to various committees, such as the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. As elected members of the public at large, they also serve to insure the Township is being administered appropriately.
Michigan townships, large and small, provide services tailored to meet the needs of their residents. Township officials represent the level of government closest and most responsive to the wishes of the people.