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This profile was last updated on 9/30/14  and contains information from public web pages.


Local Address: Ithaca, Michigan, United States
Michigan Townships Association
512 Westshire Drive
Lansing, Michigan 48908
United States

Company Description: The MTA provides information on all facets of township operations and responds to all requests for information from township officials by forwarding appropriate...   more

Employment History

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Board of Directors, 30 Sept 2014 [cached]
Doug Merchant, President (Supervisor, Arcada Township, Gratiot Co.)
Highlights, 30 Sept 2014 [cached]
You'll also hear from 2014 MTA President Doug Merchant and MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill, share in the inspiration of the annual Township Parade of Flags, and honor your peers who are part of the 2015 Township Governance Academy graduating class.
During the meeting, 2014 MTA President Doug Merchant will also be recognized for his dedicated service to the Association.
Moderator: Doug Merchant, ..., 30 Sept 2014 [cached]
Moderator: Doug Merchant, 2014 MTA President, and Supervisor, Arcada Township (Gratiot Co.)
"No Michigan local governments are more ..., 15 April 2014 [cached]
"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.
Merchant elected 2014 ..., 5 Feb 2014 [cached]
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.
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