Board of Trustees

Clinton Township Board of Trustees Vacancy

August 4, 2023

Vacancy for Township Trustee

There is an open Township Trustee position with a term that expires November 20, 2024. The Clinton Township Board of Trustees invites persons aspiring to fill the vacant term to submit applications for consideration. The Board has until September 15, 2023, to fill the position through appointment by a majority of the Board, after which the position will be filled by a vote of the electorate if the position remains unfilled by that date.  

Duties of a Trustee

A trustee is one of seven members of the Township Board. Except in the case of appointments for vacancies, Board members are elected by a vote of the people of Clinton Township. Trustees are legislators of the Township, voting on ordinances, policies, budgets, and other items of significance to Township governance. A Trustee and the rest of the Board are responsible for the Township's fiduciary health. Trustees often participate in committees that advise the Board on specific Township issues. They must also attend Board meetings as scheduled. Scroll down on this page for the current meeting schedule.

The Minimum Requirements

Under Michigan law, a township trustee must be a minimum of 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident elector (registered voter) of the township for a minimum of 30 days prior to taking office.

Valuable Qualities of a Trustee

The Michigan Township Association (MTA) lists qualities valuable for a contributing township board member. Those qualities are outlined in the following link MTA Core Competencies.

How to Apply

Qualified parties can CLICK HERE to complete and submit an application. If the application is printed and completed by hand, it must be returned to the Clinton Township Clerk's Office at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038, no later than 4:30 pm on August 18, 2023.

Welcome to the Charter Township of Clinton

We hope you enjoy our Township as much as we enjoy serving the community. We always look forward to seeing you at our events and meetings, and we thank you for your support.

Townships in Michigan

Michigan's townships are the form of government closest to the people. Elected township leaders are truly "neighbors serving neighbors," offering accountable, effective, and efficient representation and services to their residents.

What Townships Do

State law mandates three township functions: property assessment, tax collection, and election administration. In accordance with their community's wants and needs, townships can perform many other functions, such as planning and zoning, public safety, and parks and recreation. Read more about township forms of government at Michigan Townships Association.

  1. Robert J. Cannon portrait

    Robert J. Cannon


  1. Paul Gieleghem portrait

    Paul Gieleghem


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    Kim Meltzer

    Township Clerk

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held live and virtually via GoToMeeting until further notice. Public meeting notices are prepared by the Township Clerk and published in the Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle and the Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal.

  • Begin at 6:30 pm.
  • Held every other Monday (some Tuesdays after holidays)
  • Inside the Civic Center Board Chambers

Read the MOMA-Michigan Open Meetings Act (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. To be placed on the agenda, you must contact the Township Clerk's office by the agenda deadline. Public comments on any topic are welcome at the end of each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

2023 Board Meeting Schedule

January 9, 30
February 13, 27
March 13, 27
April 10, 24
May 8, 30 (Tuesday)
June 12, 26
July 10, 31
August 14, 28
September 18
October 2, 16, 30
November 13, 20
December 4, 18

Watch A Board Meeting

Township Board meetings are broadcast live on the following cable television channels:

  • Comcast Xfinity Channel 5
  • Wide Open West (WOW) Channel 10
  • AT&T U-verse TV Channel 99

Archived Board meetings can be watched on CTTV YouTube and on demand