Marvin Radtke Jr. named member-at-large on Michigan Townships Association Executive Committee
Green Lake Township (Grand Traverse Co.) Supervisor Marvin Radtke Jr. has been named member-at-large on the Michigan Townships Association’s (MTA) executive committee. The executive committee, and the entire board of directors, provides strategic and operational guidance to MTA, which serves more than 99% of Michigan’s townships and is the state’s largest municipal organization.
Radtke also serves as director of MTA District 8, which includes Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Manistee Counties. He first joined the MTA Board in 2017, and says he will continue to use his MTA leadership role 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.
Radtke 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 as a Recreation League Baseball and softball coach along with being a board member to Grand Traverse Brownfield Redevelopment Committee. He’s 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. Most recently, he was awarded “Public Official—Environmentalist of the Year” from the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council earlier this month.