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Announcement of Vacancy on the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees

At the August 14, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Treasurer Brian Kepes effective August 31, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.; and voted to appoint Trustee Michael Schostak as Treasurer effective immediately at that time.

Effective August 31, 2023, there will be a Trustee vacancy on the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees.  The Board is seeking a qualified candidate to fill this Trustee vacancy for a term of office that expires in November 2024.

The legal minimum qualifications require that you have resided in Bloomfield Township for no less than 30 days, that you are at least 18 years of age and that you are registered to vote in the Township.  To be considered by the Township Board you must meet the minimum qualifications, and timely submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and written responses to a series of questions compiled by Board members. The list of questions to answer is below. The application items must be received by the Township Clerk’s Office no later than 5:30pm on Wednesday September 20, 2023. 

Application packages must be submitted at the Township Clerk Office, which is located at 4200 Telegraph Road and is open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. The phone number is 248.433.7702. You may deliver the application package in person, by US Mail, by email at  

The Board invites applicants to the regularly scheduled Board meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 7:00p.m. to address the Board for up to 3 minutes concerning their application. A verbal statement at this meeting is encouraged, but not required. The Board will review and consider information from all applicants and select a person to appoint.
Questions for Prospective Bloomfield Township Trustee Candidates
  1. How long have you been a Township resident and why did you move here (or choose to stay here)?
  2. Why do you want to be a Bloomfield Township Trustee?
  3. How do you perceive the role of today’s Trustee and are you available to prepare for and attend all meetings?
  4. Describe your community service or community involvement (especially within Township government) you have had over the years, either official or unofficial?
  5. Pursuant to statute, the Bloomfield Township Trustee is an elected partisan position.  What is the history of your political involvement and your experience bridging differences and/or building consensus?
  6. Do you have any special skills, attributes, or experiences that would benefit the Township Board of Trustees?
  7. If it appeared that you would be the only “no” vote on an issue before the Board of Trustees, how would you handle it?  Would you go along with the majority to maintain consensus? Would you stay firm on your conviction? Why? Why not?
  8. What is your view on local control and land use issues?
  9. If appointed to the Board of Trustees, would you plan on running to retain a seat on the Board in the 2024 election cycle?
  10. What is your experience with budget and fiscal policy?
  11. What ideas do you have to maintain and/or improve resident services while achieving a balanced budget?
  12. If appointed to the Board of Trustees, what changes would you like the Township to make?


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