McCoy Creek in Buchanan

Township Board

Malinda Cole-Crocker, Supervisor

By law, the duties of the supervisor are varied. Specifically, her basic duties include serving as the chair of all Township Board meetings, acting as the agent for the Township in all legal transactions, serving as secretary of the Board of Review, preparing an annual budget, serving as a member of the township Election Commission, serving as one of the Township’s representatives to the Southeast Berrien County Landfill Board, and performing any other duties as requested by the Township Board or by a resident of the Township.

Wendi Heyliger, Clerk

The Township Clerk serves the community by performing statutory duties which include maintaining custody of township records, maintaining the general ledger, preparing warrants for township checks, and recording and publishing the Township Board meeting minutes. The Clerk is commonly called the “Keeper of Records”. The Clerk is also responsible for all national, state, and local elections and voter registration. 

Rachel Plank, Treasurer

The treasurer is a member of the Township Board, keeps records of all receipts and disbursements of township monies, receives and deposits in a depository designated by the Township Board all funds of the township, collects all real as well as special assessment taxes, issues dog licenses, prepares delinquent tax rolls and turns them over to the county treasurer for collection, and serves as a member of the township Election Commission. In addition, she may be called upon to perform such duties as may be determined by the Township Board. She also appoints a deputy to assist her.

Brad Huebner and Lynn Ferris, Trustees

Buchanan Township has two trustees. As members of the Township Board, the trustee acts in a legislative capacity and with the Board sets the policy under which the Township operates, consistent with the laws and statutes provided. The trustee may be called upon to serve as a member of committees in addition to service on the Board. At present, one trustee serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals.