Deep River Township

Deep River Township

Arenac County, MI

Trustee Offices

Matthew Stawowy
(989) 654-3168

Township Trustees' Statutory Duties

  • Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
  • Responsible for township’s fiduciary health


Like the supervisor, clerk, and treasurer, the trustees are members of the township board with an equal vote in legislative and administrative government decisions within the jurisdiction of the township board. Unlike the supervisor, clerk, and treasurer, trustees are not delegated separate statutory administrative duties. 

But as the name implies, a trustee is an individual placed in a position of public trust with fiduciary responsibilities to manage the affairs of the township for the best interests of the public. The trustee has the responsibility to attend township board meetings and participate in decisions and deliberations.