Tom Hawkins, Raisin Charter Township (Lenawee Co.) supervisor, will continue to serve the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) on its Board of Directors, following his election as director of MTA District 24—which encompasses Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties—at MTA’s 2022 Annual Educational Conference, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Hawkins was first appointed to serve on the MTA Board in 2020.
Hawkins, who previously served two terms as township trustee, was elected supervisor in 2020. With deep ties to the community and to public service, he is a pastor at New Song Community Church and served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years. He is a 2016 graduate of MTA’s Township Governance Academy, a credentialing program that aims to allow township officials to bring heightened leadership and guidance to their community.
Hawkins has brought his passion for good governance to his township—and carries that commitment to his service on MTA’s Board. “My role on the MTA Board helps to increase my knowledge of township governance, and also allow me to help encourage education and legislation that benefits townships,” he said.
Hawkins is president of Living Water Mission, a 501c3 organization that drills water wells in Kenya. He is also a board member for the local Kiwanis chapter located in Tecumseh.