Kenneth R. Fletcher
Kenneth R. Fletcher became Delta Township’s Supervisor in November of 2008, and is currently serving his second 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 in developing Township Board agendas and the annual budget. The Supervisor is elected every four years at the time of the Presidential Election.
Maintaining vital public services during a time of declining revenue has been the focus of Supervisor Fletcher’s time in office. He has led a restructuring of Township government to make it more efficient and responsive to the residents of Delta. Under his leadership, Delta Township has maintained a balanced budget and a strong AAA bond rating.
Supervisor Fletcher has been recognized as a leader in regional collaboration. Delta’s assessing contract with the City of Grand Ledge, and the shared services agreement with the Looking Glass Fire Authority are showing the region how local governments can work together to provide good public services at a lower cost to the taxpayers. He is currently working with other communities in the region to find additional ways to coordinate and share services in the areas of Fire and Public Safety.
Bringing and keeping jobs in the region has also been a top priority for Supervisor Fletcher. He established the position of Economic Development Coordinator to focus on helping Delta Township businesses grow. He has worked with Auto Owners Insurance, Air-Lift Corporation, General Motors, Norplas Industries, Inc. and others to create and retain jobs. He serves on the Board of Directors and Steering Committee for the Lansing Area Economic Partnership.
Keeping Delta a great place to live and raise a family is always a priority for Supervisor Fletcher. He takes great pride in the new East-West Non-Motorized Pathway that runs from Sharp Park to Canal Road. Plans are currently underway to expand the pathway to the neighborhoods east of the library.
He chairs the Township’s Public Safety Committee and has previously served on the Utilities and Environment, Transportation, and Administrative Committees.
Supervisor Fletcher is Delta Township’s representative on the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. He serves as Secretary of the Commission, Chair of the Program and Grant Review Committee and is a member of the Transportation Review, Finance, and Executive Committees.
He and his wife Tammy have three beautiful children and are active members of St. Gerard Parish. They live in the Broadbent Woods neighborhood.
Supervisor Fletcher can be contacted at 323-8506 ext. 209, or email at email@example.com.
Howard Pizzo was elected Treasurer of Delta Township on November 4, 2008.
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 four years, which include:
- 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 township 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, and fire and ambulance service for the Looking Glass Fire Department.
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, who retired from the Michigan Community Health, have lived in the township since 1975. Their two daughters graduated from Waverly Community Schools. They are members of Trinity United Methodist Church, and volunteer in the community to help make Delta Township a better place to live.
Treasurer Pizzo can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary R. Clark became Delta Township’s Clerk by Board appointment in October of 2011, and was elected Township Clerk on November 6, 2012.
A Delta Township resident since 1979, Mary has two adult children and four 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:
- Victim Advocate for the Eaton County Sheriff Department
- Habitat for Humanity Lansing Board of Directors
- Municipal Association of Municipal Clerks Legislative Committee
- Capital Area United Way Public Policy Committee Member & Women’s Leadership Council founding member
- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Delta Government Relations Committee
- Capitol Area Municipal Clerks Association Board of Directors
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 grand-children.
Doug Kosinski was elected Delta Township Trustee in November 2012. He and his wife Shelagh, have lived in Delta Township since 1994. Doug is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University and has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University. Doug and Shelagh are members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Delta Township, where Doug has been a Lay Minister for the past ten years. He is also past President of the Forest Glen Condominium Association.
Doug has worked for the State of Michigan for almost 35 years, the last 35 with the Michigan Department of Corrections. He is MDOC’s Program Evaluation Manager and supervises a staff of professional researchers conducting studies to determine “what works” among Department programs. The results of their work provide input to the Department’s $2 billion budget by helping to determine funding priorities. He will work to expand and improve that kind of “evidence based” decision making in Delta Township.
There are numerous things that Doug views as priorities over the next several years
- Improving communications with citizens and neighborhoods to address issues of importance to residents
- Working with businesses along the Saginaw corridor to improve their structures, appearance and business atmosphere
- Continuing the progress of recent years in ethics, openness and accountability of Township government
- Improving Township roads, sidewalks and trails
- Working to attract new businesses and jobs to the Township
Dennis R. Fedewa
Dennis R. Fedewa was elected Delta Township Trustee in November, 2012 and is serving his first term. Born in Lansing, Trustee Fedewa is a 20 + year Delta Township resident. He has a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in Public Administration and a 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 administrative 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 that, 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 our East Saginaw Hwy. 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.
Jeffrey C. Hicks
Jeffrey C. Hicks was raised in Delta Township having attended and graduated from the Waverly school system. He is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Prelaw from Michigan State University.
In spite of declining property tax revenues, and while nearby communities have continued to cut services to their residents, Trustee Hicks is pleased to have embraced regional common denominators in order to leverage economies of scale by partnering with others to offer better and more cost effective and efficient services to Delta residents. He was pleased to support shared service agreements with the Looking Glass Regional Fire Authority for fire and EMS services, and with the city of Grand Ledge for assessing services. Mr. Hicks has also been a staunch supporter of multi-jurisdictional purchasing for large equipment purchases and proudly supported Delta’s public safety contract with the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department.
Through thoughtful debate and decision making based on fairness and common sense, Trustee Hicks has been able to assist residents and businesses from all corners of the township, regardless of the issues and parties involved.
During his tenure as Township Trustee, he lists the following accomplishments among those he is most proud of:
- the completion of the Eastbury and Canal Pathway non-motorized trail extensions;
- Looking Glass Regional Fire Authority, and Grand Ledge Assessing regional cooperation service agreements;
- maintaining the Township’s AAA financial rating from Fitch;
- adoption of three straight balanced budgets;
- maintaining current Township services and outstanding public safety in spite of declining revenues;
- remaining accessible and responsive to residents and businesses;
- being a good steward of taxpayer funds;
- preserving the sanctity and quality of township neighborhoods; and,
- encouraging a more walkable and bikeable community
Among other items, Trustee Hicks identifies the following as his continued priorities:
- controlled infill and development of the West Saginaw corridor;
- improvement to existing parks and non-motorized transportation pathways;
- maintaining the current level of Township services while continuing to ensure low taxes;
- ensuring Delta Township’s continued pattern of managed growth; and,
- attracting new jobs and new businesses while continuing to embrace and support Delta’s existing businesses
Trustee Hicks currently serves as the Township Board representative on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Sign Board of Appeals, serves on the Transportation Committee and Public Safety Committee, and previously served on the Utilities & Environment Committee. He was the 2009 recipient of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award which “recognizes an outstanding individual of sound moral character who gives of their time and expertise to make the greater Lansing area a better community and who acts as an inspiration to the community and a credit to their business or profession.” He is also a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.
Community Service has always been extremely important to him. His service includes serving on the following boards, committees, and non-profit organizations:
- Chairman of Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Delta Government Relations Committee;
- Michigan Land Title Standards Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan;
- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Executive Committee-General Counsel) and Policy Committee;
- Lansing Sesquicentennial Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors;
- Past-President of MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan;
- Past-President of The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation;
- Michigan State University Alumni Association International Board of Directors Executive Committee;
- Michigan State University Green & White P.A.C. Board of Directors
- Habitat for Humanity-Lansing Board of Directors (2005-2008)
- McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation (formerly Ingham Regional Healthcare Foundation) Board of Trustees (2007-2010)
Trustee Hicks is also a licensed real estate broker and a is a frequent speaker and contributor on real estate issues. He has been a presenter before the Michigan Association for Justice’s (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) People’s Law School at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Ingham County Bar Association, Landlords Of Mid-Michigan, Lansing Community College, Lorman Education Seminars, and has written for Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
He resides in the Township in Pointe West neighborhood with his wife, Lisa and two daughters. His family is active in St. Gerard, with Jeff and Lisa holding various leadership roles in the parish.
Karen Mojica was elected Delta Township Trustee in November 2012. Karen has been a resident of Delta Township for over seven years. She has been a Soldier Member for the Army National Guard for over 14 years. She and her husband are proud parents of a five year old daughter, Samantha. Karen is excited to be part of the decisions that help shape the community in which she lives. Karen believes Delta families should be able to walk or bike to well-developed neighborhood parks. She believes the expansion of public transportation is an important asset for our community, helping residents and non-residents get to work and shop in Delta businesses. In addition, she will support new ideas that promise to bring in new business and clean up facades of building along the Saginaw corridor.by