Board of Trustees

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Timothy J. Braun
2004 to present

Timothy J. Braun is currently serving his fifth term as Saginaw Township Supervisor.  Prior to his election in 2004 as Township Supervisor, Tim served 20 years as Township Clerk and as a member of the Saginaw Charter Township Board of Trustees.  Tim is a retired educator and worked in the Saginaw Township Community Schools for 34 years.  He has a B.A. in Education from SVSU, an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from CMU, and a second M.A. in Educational Administration from SVSU.  Tim is active in several community organizations including Saginaw Northwest Kiwanis, the Fordney Club, the 100 Club, Saginaw Field and Stream, and the Saginaw Township Business Association.  He is a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

1984-2004 Elected Clerk


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Steven G. Gerhardt
2012 to present

Steven G. Gerhardt is serving his third term as Saginaw Township Treasurer after serving three terms as Trustee. He is retired volunteer fire fighter with the Saginaw Township Fire Department after 27 years of service, where he held the position of Safety Officer for Station #3. Gerhardt also serves on the Saginaw County Sheriff Department's Support Services division and holds the position of Lieutenant in the division. Gerhardt owns a design and marketing company and also a communications consulting business. 

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Shirley M. Wazny
2004 to present

Shirley M. Wazny is serving her fifth term as Saginaw Township Clerk. She has a Business Administration degree from Northwood University and has a Certificate in Executive Business Management from Notre Dame. Shirley has completed the requirements for the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks(IIMC). She has also received the designation of Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk(CMMC) awarded by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks(MAMC). Shirley serves on the Finance, Facilities and Art committees for Saginaw Township.  Memberships include: Saginaw County Clerk's Association, Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, IIMC (International Institute of Municipal Clerks), the Optimist Club, Graduate of 1,000 Leaders, Leadership Saginaw, Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay Region, and Citizens Police Academy.


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Peter C. Ryan
2020 to present

Peter C. Ryan is serving his first term as Saginaw Township Trustee.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Education and Recreation and a Master’s in Education Administration from CMU.  Pete has taken additional graduate courses in Community Leadership from CMU, SVSU & Rollins College and has many hours of training in Health and Safety, as well as continuing education programs in Athletic Administration.  In July 2019, Pete retired from Saginaw Township Community Schools where he spent 22 years as District Athletic Director and 10 years as Assistant Principal at Heritage High School.  Pete has worked as an Outside Sales Rep for Sandlot Sports and recently was hired as Senior Learning & Development Lead for Consumers Energy in Bay City.   He has served as President of the Executive Board for the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, as a Representative for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Representative Council, Vice-President of the MHSAA and the Executive Director of the Saginaw Valley League for 20 years.   Pete spent 5 years on the Saginaw Township Parks Commission and served as Chair the last two years.  He is also a Member of the Fordney Club of Saginaw.

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James S. Kelly
2007 to present

James S. Kelly is serving his fourth four year term as Trustee.  He was appointed to the Saginaw Township Board of Trustees on June 25, 2007 to serve out the unexpired term of Richard Neiderquill (deceased).  James Kelly is retired from 1st State Bank, 5424 State St., Saginaw Township, where he was employed as Vice President, Office Manager.  Kelly has served as an Election Inspector, on the Compensation Commission and the Board of Review.  He also is past director of the Saginaw Township Business Association, co-chairman of the PRIDE-Positive Results In a Downtown Environment - Christmas Parade Committee, and former president and director of the Optimist Club of Saginaw.
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Lori L. Gorney
2015 to present

Lori L. Gorney is serving her second four year term as Trustee.  She was appointed to the Saginaw Township Board of Trustees in September, 2015 to serve out an unexpired term.   Lori is a licensed cosmetologist and a 1997 graduate of Delta College, with an Associate’s Degree in Marketing Management.  Lori retired from Saginaw Gold and Diamond Center after 23 years.  Gorney has served as Election Inspector since 2007.  She also has been involved in many community activities, including the Saginaw Township Citizen’s Police Academy. 

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Jon R. Howell
2012 to present

Jon R. Howell is serving his third term as Trustee.  He is the owner/operator of Lock Tight Storage and Sign.  He is a 1980 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Business degree in Marketing.  Jon has held positions with Armstrong World Industries, Heinz USA, Crossmark, and LB Transportation-Omni Warehouse as Sales Manager.  He is a current Kochville DDA board member and a long time participant and board member with the Can-Amera games.  He is also an executive board member with Saginaw Township Soccer Association as director of Public Relations.  Jon serves as director of Party on McCarty and is involved with community organizations that include the Fordney Club, the Saginaw Township Business Association, and American Legion #439 as a S.A.L. member.