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Employment History

District Director
Michigan Townships Association

District 16 Director
Michigan Townships Association

First Vice President On the Executive Committee
Michigan Townships Association

Supervisor
Arcada Township

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Board of Directors

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Doug Merchant, Immediate Past President (Supervisor, Arcada Township, Gratiot Co.)


Merchant named MTA immediate ...

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Merchant named MTA immediate past president

Delta Charter Township, Mich.-Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.) Supervisor Doug Merchant will continue to serve the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Executive Committee after being named immediate past president. Merchant served as MTA president for 2014.
"I want to thank the Association for the honor of allowing me to serve as president," Merchant said. "It has been my honor to help the Association to provide better services and additional value to our townships, and I am glad to continue serving on the Executive Committee."
In 2006, Merchant was elected MTA District 16 director by area township officials to represent Gratiot, Ionia and Montcalm Counties on the MTA Board of Directors.
Merchant has served as supervisor of Arcada Township since 1989. Prior to this, he served as a township trustee for two years. He has also served on numerous boards and committees, including the Gratiot County Farm Bureau, Ithaca High School's Future Farmers of America, Gratiot County's GIS Committee, Alma Airport Authority Board, Ithaca Fire Board and Alma Fire Board. Merchant is an active member of the Ithaca Lions Club.
Merchant and his wife, Mary, have four sons and six grandchildren.


Merchant elected 2014 president of Michigan Townships Association

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Merchant elected 2014 president of Michigan Townships Association

Delta Charter Township, Mich.-Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.) Supervisor Doug Merchant has been elected president of the Michigan Townships Association ( MTA ) for 2014.
"I want to thank the Association for the honor of electing me president," Merchant said. "Coming from a community that has a history of collaboration, I hope to be able to share those experiences with the Association to provide better services and additional value to our townships."
In 2006, Merchant was elected MTA District 16 director by area township officials to represent Gratiot, Ionia and Montcalm Counties on the MTA Board of Directors. Last year, he served as first vice president on the MTA Executive Committee.
Merchant has served as supervisor of Arcada Township since 1989. Prior to this, he served as a township trustee for two years. He has also served on numerous boards and committees, including the Gratiot County Farm Bureau, Ithaca High School's Future Farmers of America, Gratiot County's GIS Committee, Alma Airport Authority Board, Ithaca Fire Board and Alma Fire Board. Merchant is an active member of the Ithaca Lions Club.
Merchant and his wife, Mary, have four sons and six grandchildren.


Press Releases

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Delta Charter Township, Mich.-Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.) Supervisor Doug Merchant will continue to serve the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Executive Committee after being named immediate past president. Merchant served as MTA president for 2014.

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Delta Charter Township, Mich.-Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.) Supervisor Doug Merchant has been elected president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) for 2014. "I want to thank the Association for the honor of electing me president," Merchant said.
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Delta Charter Township, Mich.-Doug Merchant, supervisor of Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.), was elected president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors at the Association's 61st Annual Educational Conference & Expo at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township (Grand Traverse Co.) on Friday, Jan. 31. Merchant has served as supervisor more...


New Tax System report shows continued erosion of support to local governments

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"No Michigan local governments are more constrained in their revenue authority than townships, by their constitutional and statutory caps on property tax millages, no income tax authority, and no eligibility for state transportation funds," said MTA President Doug Merchant, Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.) supervisor.

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