Michigan Townships Association

Welcome Ken Verkest to MTA Board as District 21 director

Verkest elected to MTA Board of Directors

Harrison Charter Township (Macomb Co.) Supervisor Kenneth Verkest has been elected to the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, serving as director of MTA District 21, which encompasses Lapeer, Oakland and Macomb Counties. Verkest was elected to the position by his township peers at MTA’s 2023 Annual Educational Conference, held April 17-20 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township.

MTA represents more than 99% of Michigan’s 1,240 townships and is the largest municipal association in the state. Verkest, who has served as supervisor since 2011, hopes that his role on the MTA Board allows him to further broaden his service to his community, region and the government closest to the people. “The greatest reward of serving in local government is helping and learning from others,” he said. “I hope that my service as a district director for MTA leads to more opportunities to learn from and help others.”

Prior to his role as supervisor, Verkest served as township trustee from 2008 to 2011, and was also a member of the township zoning board of appeals for five years, from 2006 to 2011. He has been a Knights of Columbus member since 1997, and is a Macomb County YMCA Advisory Board member and Friendship Clubhouse Advisory Board member.