This is a draft letter to the County Commissioners, sent to me from a concerned citizen in Adrian. If you agree that Town Hall meetings are in order – copy and edit the letter below or write your very own and send it to Mr. Tuckerman for district 7 or to another Commissioner that represents you (districts and contact information also listed below for Lenawee County). Many think it’s time these people get together with the people they represent to respectfully get much-needed guidance from their constituents and to share a little/lot more information.
Something like this in Adrian, only a bigger turn-out – Informal meetings with Commissioners kick off
Dear Mr./Ms. Commissioner,
As a concerned citizen, I feel it’s my responsibility to attend monthly town hall meetings to discuss the issues facing Lenawee County today. The people of your district have ideas to help solve these problems and I would implore you to utilize these ideas.
Citizen Action Committees have been used right here in Lenawee County in the past and have proven to be successful in resolving issues facing elected officials. One recent case in point would be from the Tecumseh Board of Education.
I ask that you begin holding old-fashioned town hall meetings in the district allowing your neighbors to:
1) Meet with you face-to-face;
2) Bring forth ideas that may or may not be beneficial to the board of commissioners;
3) Be informed of the issues facing you as an elected official and fellow taxpayer;
4) Better understand the decisions made by the board of commissioners that directly
affect and cause friction among us.
Thanks for advancing Lenawee.
Insert your name and address here.
2011 Board of Commissioners
2nd Wed.@1:30 P.M.
4th Thurs. @ 7:00 P.M. (as necessitated/at the call of the Chair)
Commissioners’ Chambers located in the Old County Courthouse
District 1: City of Tecumseh, Tecumseh Township
David Stimpson, Commissioner since 2005
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Phone number (517) 423-0999
District 2: Woodstock Township, Cambridge Township, Rome Township
Edwin “Jack” Branch, Commissioner since 2003
Onsted, MI 49265
Phone (517) 467-7363
District 3: Rollin Township, Hudson Township, Medina Township, the City of Hudson, and the City of Morenci
Robert Hall, III, Commissioner since 1999
Hudson, MI 49247
Phone (517) 448-8800
District 4: Dover Township, Madison Charter Township, Seneca Township (excluding City of Morenci), Fairfield Township
Cletus Smith, Commissioner since 2011
Madison Township, MI
District 5: Eastside City of Adrian
Karol “KZ” Bolton, Commissioner since 2002
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone (517) 265-5376
District 6: Westside City of Adrian (Voting District 4, 5, and 6)
Don Welch, Commissioner since 2009
Adrian, MI 49221
District 7: Palmyra Township, Blissfield Township, Deerfield Township, Ogden Township, and Riga Township
John Tuckerman, Commissioner since 2003
Blissfield, MI 49228
Phone (517) 486-4159
District 8: Eastside of Adrian Township (excluding the city), Raisin Township, and Ridgeway Township
Ralph Tillotson, Commissioner since 1997
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone (517) 263-1804
Fax (517) 263-2945
Email c/o email@example.com
District 9: Westside of Adrian Township (excluding the city), Franklin Township, Clinton Township, and Macon Township
Chris Wittenbach, Commissioner since 2011
Pay attention to the several years each Commissioner has served and ask yourself if you are better off today than 5 years ago. If your answer is No, please consider running for office in opposition to these incumbents.
More County contact information here: http://www.lenawee.mi.us/contact-us