Newton Township (Mackinac Co.) Treasurer Marilyn Stickland will continue to represent township officials in Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft Counties as District 4 director on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors. Strickland was re-elected to the position by her township peers at a caucus election held during the Association’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, April 25-28 in Lansing. She was first elected to the MTA Board in 2009.
“It is a privilege to be re-elected to the Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors,” Strickland said. “Having dedicated my life to service through township government, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be the voice of our region in Lansing.”
Strickland has been involved with township government since 1976. From 1979 to 1984, she served as the Newton Township building inspector. She was a Newton Township firefighter and secretary from 1982 through 1988. From 1982 through 1984, she was a member of the board of review. She has been treasurer since 1984, and was member of the Garfield Township Ambulance Corps for 14 years, until 1997. A former emergency medical technician for Newton, Garfield, Hendricks and Hudson Townships, Strickland received an award from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for saving the life of a DNR worker while fighting a wildfire.