Michigan Townships Association

Newfield Township supervisor elected to Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors

Newfield Township (Oceana Co.) Supervisor Joan David has been elected to the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, serving as director of MTA District 11, which encompasses Lake, Mason and Oceana Counties. David was elected to the position by her township peers at MTA’s 2024 Annual Educational Conference, held in April at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township. Serving Michigan’s 1,240 townships, MTA is the largest municipal association in the state and one of the largest in the nation.

Prior to her election as supervisor in 2016, David served as township trustee for eight years. She also serves on the township’s cemetery committee and has been secretary of the Oceana County MTA Chapter for two years.

Collaboration and cooperation among her fellow local leaders, residents and area business owners—and seeing the positive impact it has in the township—are among the most rewarding experiences of serving in local government for David. She will bring that spirit of cooperation to her new leadership role in the Association.

“I enjoy being part of our community and working with other township officials and residents to continue growing our community,” she said. “As an MTA board member and District 11 director, I will take this opportunity to work with the team to expand growth and partnership throughout the state.”

David was also been involved in Hesperia Community Schools for many years, including 39 years as a district employee. She was part of its parent-teacher association from 1990-2016, Positive Behavior in Schools (PBIS), 2015-2019, and playground committee, 2000-2001.


The Michigan Townships Association advances local democracy by fostering township leadership and public policy essential for a strong and vibrant Michigan.