Kenneth R. Fletcher
Kenneth R. Fletcher became Delta Township’s Supervisor in November of 2008, and is currently serving his third term. Supervisor Fletcher was born in Ionia, Michigan. He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Theory and International Relations. He has worked in the Michigan legislative and political arenas for over 25 years.
As Township Supervisor, he moderates all board meetings, calls special meetings, appoints committee members and works with the Manager’s Office in developing Township Board agendas and the Township’s Annual Budget. The Supervisor is elected every four years at the time of the Presidential Election.
Prior to moving to Delta Township in 2001, Supervisor Fletcher was elected to serve two terms on the Ionia City Council and was appointed by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners as a member of the Ingham County Parks Commission.
Supervisor Fletcher is Delta Township’s representative on the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, which he chaired in 2016.
During his time on the board, Supervisor Fletcher has supported policies to promote open and transparent government. He enacted Delta’s first Ethics Policy for all elected and appointed officials and approved a purchasing policy to require competitive bids for the purchase of goods and services.
Under his leadership, Delta Township has maintained a balanced budget and a strong AAA bond rating. The township’s unfunded retiree health care and pension liabilities have been reduced and are on schedule to become fully funded.
Bringing and keeping jobs in the region has also been a top priority for Supervisor Fletcher. During his tenure, Delta has seen over $800 million in new commercial and industrial investment in the township. He established the position of Economic Development Coordinator to focus on helping Delta Township businesses grow. He serves on the Board of Directors and Steering Committee for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.
Keeping Delta a great place to live and raise a family is always a priority for Supervisor Fletcher. He enacted a “Complete Streets” ordinance to promote the building of pathways, sidewalks, and bike lanes throughout the township. He takes great pride in the East-West Non-Motorized Pathway that runs from Maycroft Road to Canal Road.
Supervisor Fletcher was instrumental in saving Grand Woods Park by purchasing it from the City of Lansing to keep the park from being closed or sold to developers. Land has also been purchased at the corner of Mount Hope and Nixon Roads for the construction of a new park to serve the residents who live on the west side of the township.
He and his wife Tammy have three beautiful children and are active members of St. Gerard Parish. They live in the Broadbent Woods neighborhood.
Mary R. Clark
Mary R. Clark became Delta Township’s Clerk by Board appointment in October of 2011, and was elected Township Clerk on November 6, 2012, and reelected in November, 2016.
A Delta Township resident since 1979, Mary has two adult children and five grandchildren. Ms. Clark was most recently employed in the Michigan House of Representatives as Legislative Assistant to Representative Joan Bauer. Prior to that, Mary has served as the Executive Director of Capital Area Youth Alliance, Vice President of Campaign for Capital Area United Way and Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mary is a member of St. Gerard Church.
Ms. Clark graduated from Illinois State University and is currently involved in the following organizations:
- Capitol Area Municipal Clerks Association Board of Directors
- Municipal Association of Municipal Clerks Legislative Committee.
- Currently chair of Capitol Area Municipal Clerks.
- Board member of Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks serving as education chair and member of the legislative committee.
- Victim Advocate for the Eaton County Sheriff Department
- Capital Area United Way Public Policy Committee Member & Women’s Leadership Council founding member
- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Delta Government Relations Committee
Mary’s priorities for the township include increasing voter education and engagement, improving the vacancy and aesthetics of the Saginaw Highway corridor, and continuing open transparency in township decision making.
She is a former member of the Junior League of Lansing, past President; Old Newsboys of Greater Lansing, past Secretary; Rotary Club of Lansing, Remembrance Committee Chair; Capital Region Community Foundation Program & Distribution Committee; and the Delta Waverly Kiwanis club.
Mary’s hobbies include playing bridge, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Howard A. Pizzo
Howard Pizzo was re-elected Treasurer of Delta Township in 2016 to a third term. Mr. Pizzo represents the Township on the Eaton County Transportation Authority (EATRAN) and currently serves as Secretary of the Delta Side Business Association and Treasurer of Delta-Waverly Rotary. Howard is committed to the effective management of government funds in accordance with Michigan state law. He is proud of the Township Board’s accomplishments and what they have implemented in the past six years, which include:
- Improving funding of retiree’s health insurance liability to 80% and committed to a plan to bring the reserve to a full 100% before 2020.
- A strategic plan that focuses on revitalizing the Saginaw Highway business corridor and promoting economic development in Delta Township.
- A purchasing policy requiring competitive bidding to assure the lowest cost for quality goods and services.
- A code of ethics policy to encourage ethical behavior for elected officials and employees.
- A policy on disposal of obsolete township property, to assure the best return to the township while protecting the integrity of those involved.
- Support for the General Fund Balance Policy that sets a critical goal to maintain a minimum six-month balance for operation and maintenance expense.
- Establishing shared service agreements for assessment services with Grand Ledge, fire and ambulance service for the Looking Glass Fire Department and reaching out to the Greater Lansing area to find other cost saving regional initiatives to improve services and save public funds.
Treasurer Pizzo is focused on providing competent oversight of Delta Township financial matters and supports Board initiatives to control expenditures that assure sufficient government funds will be available for needed pubic services. He encourages more public involvement in local government decision-making, promotes reliable and effective financial reports, encourages performance measures for improving program effectiveness, promotes job-producing economic development, and builds relationships with other units of government to assure the effective and efficient use of limited public funds.
Mr. Pizzo has an accounting degree from MSU, over 35 years of government financial management experience while being a Certified Government Financial Manager, (CGFM). In 2006 he received the Excellence in Government Leadership Award from the National Association of Government Accountants. He was also recognized for financial leadership by local chapters of the Association of Government Accountants and the American Society for Public Administration.
Mr. Pizzo and his wife Nell have lived in the township since 1975. Their two daughters graduated from Waverly Community Schools. They are members of Riverview West Church, and volunteer in the community to help make Delta Township a better place to live, work and play.
Andrea M. Cascarilla
Andrea M. Cascarilla was elected Delta Township Trustee on November 8, 2016. A native of Delta Township, Andrea earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with an emphasis in public finance from Michigan State University in 1992. Andrea is the Legislative Director for the government relations firm Acuitas LLC.
Andrea was appointed to the Delta Township Planning Commission in 2009, was subsequently elected to the commission positions of Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair, and served in that capacity until she took office as a Township Trustee. She is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Delta Township.
Prior to her work in local, state and federal government relations, Andrea spent nearly 25 years as lead staff in the Michigan Legislature where she earned a reputation as an effective policy and appropriations professional.
Beginning as a college intern, Andrea was promoted to the full-time position of Legislative Aide for State Representative Greg Pitoniak and specialized on insurance, economic development, and corrections policy issues.
Andrea’s knowledge and experience were retained by former State Representative and Senator Ray Basham for whom she served as Chief of Staff. Responsible for all policy, communications and issue advocacy efforts, Andrea broadened her expertise into the areas of transportation, labor, natural resources and the environment. In this capacity, she played a direct role in the passage of three of Gongwer News Service’s top ten most significant laws enacted that decade.
Andrea also served as Chief of Staff for Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood. In addition to her extensive policy work in the areas of education, energy, and telecommunications, Andrea was the lead staff managing appropriations for the $13.4 billion K-12 School Aid Budget as well as the budgets for the Departments of Education, Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Agriculture and Rural Development.
Andrea and her husband Chuck reside in Delta Township with their three children. They own Wheatfield Valley Golf Course and are members of the St. Gerard Parish.
Dennis R. Fedewa
Dennis Fedewa was elected Delta Township Trustee in November 2012 and is serving his second term, having been re-elected in November 2016. Born in Lansing, Trustee Fedewa is a 25-year Delta Township resident. He has a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in Public Administration, and an M.A. degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.
Mr. Fedewa has over 35 years of fiscal and executive management experience in state government. He is a former Deputy Director for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Director of Budget, Finance, and Administration for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, where he managed budgets exceeding $500 million, and environmental bond programs of $1.5 billion. Prior to this, Trustee Fedewa served in the Michigan Legislature as a Fiscal Analyst responsible for the $11 billion annual State School Aid legislation that appropriates financial assistance to Michigan’s local K-12 school districts. He is also a former member of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission.
Trustee Fedewa is committed to the following “best practices” in all government activity including fiscal integrity, open decision making, and proactively seeking public input. Other challenges Mr. Fedewa is committed to addressing are:
- Revitalize the East Saginaw Highway commercial corridor
- Promote job growth and encourage smart business development
- Pursue public/private partnerships to deliver cost savings and better services
- Preserve and strengthen the character of our neighborhoods
- Enhance our parks and interconnect our community with walkable trails
- Help create a better sense of community within Delta Township
Trustee Fedewa indeed believes, Delta Township’s future is bright. With vision and proactive leadership, our community can be the best place in the region to live, work and enjoy our natural areas.
Karen J. Mojica
Karen J. Mojica was elected as Delta Township Trustee November 2012. Karen has been a resident of Delta Township for over eight years. She has been a Soldier Member for the Army National Guard for over fifteen years.
Karen is a proud parent of an 11-year-old daughter, Samantha.
Karen is excited to be part of the decisions that help shape the community in which she lives. She believes Delta Township families should be able to walk or bike to well-developed neighborhood parks. She also believes the expansion of public transportation is an important asset for our community, helping residents and non-residents get to work and shop in Township businesses. In addition, she will support ideas that promise to bring in new businesses and clean up the façades of buildings along the Saginaw Highway corridor.
Deana M. Newman
Deana Newman was elected Delta Township Trustee on November 8, 2016.
Deana currently serves as a Senior Health Policy Analyst for a non-profit public health organization; holds both a Master of Public Health and Master of Health Communication degrees from Michigan State University; a Bachelor of Science in Perfusion Technology from Rush University; and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kentucky State University (Magna Cum Laude) where she served as president of the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. Upon being selected by the Chi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, to serve as president, her achievements and accomplishments attained during her tenure caught the eye of leadership on the international level, which led her to be appointed to leadership roles on the regional level as well. She recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Scott-Hawkins Leadership Institute sponsored by The Links, Incorporated and was recently elected as the incoming president for the Lansing/East Lansing (MI) Chapter.
Having over a decade of combined responsibilities as a medical professional, researcher, public health advocate, freelance health and wellness writer for several non-profit organizations within the Mid-Michigan Region, Deana is additionally passionate in community engagement and advocating for the basic necessity of healthy living environments for everyone.
Deana feels a great community begins with the collective growth from those who reside within and the adhesiveness of togetherness can only strengthen through actively listening and understanding the requirements of every stakeholder involved.
Her life and professional experiences, coupled with, understanding the importance of viewing all policies through the lens of health, have prepared her for innovative leadership within the community of Delta Township. Creating a space for open dialogue with every stakeholder will remain her number one priority to successfully attain feasible goals with continuous positive outcomes.
Deana, 39, is a thirteen-year resident of the Greater Lansing Area, with the last ten years spent as a resident of Delta Township. She resides in the Ashford Manor subdivision with her husband David, their daughter Lola, and Coltrane the family Schnauzer.