As the name implies, a trustee is an individual placed in a position of public trust with fiduciary
responsibilities to manage the affairs of the township for the best interest of the public. The trustee
has the responsibility to attend township board meetings and participate in decisions and deliberations.
Like the supervisor, clerk and treasurer, the trustees are members of the township board with an equal
vote in legislative and administrative government decisions within the jurisdiction of the township
board. Unlike the supervisor, clerk and treasurer, however, trustees are not delegated specific statutory
duties and responsibilities. Trustees serve terms of four years just like the supervisor, clerk and treasurer.
Trustees should be given an opportunity to investigate and study important decisions before voting.
Trustees are frequently given additional duties and responsibilities by township board action.