Michigan Townships Association

Lake Township trustee elected to Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors

Lake Township (Menominee Co.) Trustee Warren Suchovsky will continue to help guide the state’s largest municipal association—the Michigan Townships Association (MTA)—on its board of directors, after being re-elected to serve as the MTA District 3 director. Suchovsky was re-elected to the position at MTA’s 2022 Annual Educational Conference, held April 25-28 in Lansing. MTA District 3 encompasses Alger, Delta and Menominee Counties.

Suchovsky, who first joined the MTA Board in 2021, has more than 30 years of local government experience. In addition to serving the township for 11 years, he has also served on the county board of commissioners, planning commission and conservation board, and on the Stephenson Area Public Schools Board. He has a strong background in natural resources, and has also participated on advisory committees for the state Department of Natural Resources and other natural resource organizations, and to both state and national agricultural and forestry organizations. As an MTA director, he will continue to serve as a voice for those rural townships that are dependent on the state’s natural resources.

Suchovsky began his logging career more than 60 years ago, and owns a small logging company with his son Karl. He manages 500-plus acres of forest land and leases out a couple hundred acres of farmland. He was the state’s first landowner to achieve the Forest, Wetlands and Habitat System verification under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. He serves as treasurer of the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute, and has served on the board of directors and as an officer of the Michigan Association of Timbermen, and as chair of Michigan Farm Bureau’s Forestry Advisory Committee.

With a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Management from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from North Carolina State University, Suchovsky has long been involved in policy development for government and various organizations, and has participated in numerous leadership and boardsmanship trainings, which have helped him as he represents townships, and their officials and residents, on the MTA Board.