Dave Herlein – Supervisor  (dherlein@springarbor.org)
Dave has been a Michigander his whole life, but came to Spring Arbor in 1976 as a student at Spring Arbor University. He has been a part of the Spring Arbor community ever since.  His vocational background has been in sales and distribution of electrical materials and supplies. He has owned and operated his own business for many years.

Dave was appointed to the Board in 2011, and then was elected in 2012. In addition to his Board duties, Dave serves on the Township’s planning commission, zoning board of appeals, and the long-range planning committee.

Mike Archer – Trustee  (marcher@springarbor.org)
Mike grew up in  Manistique MI . After graduation he  left for Army basic training as a member of the Michigan National Guard.  After returning from basic training in late 1983, Mike enrolled in the Spring semester at Spring Arbor College as a business major.  After graduation in 1988 he worked for a bank in Ann Arbor for 4 years before settling back in Jackson with Flagstar Bank where he originated mortgages and managed the mortgage department for 21 years.  In 2011 Mike left Flagstar and started a mortgage office in Jackson for Mortgage 1 Inc.  Mike is married to Sara (30 yrs) and has 4 children (all Western HS grads).  He has been a township resident since 1998 and a member of the Spring Arbor planning commission for 5 years before being elected to the Township Board in 2020.

Jim Buck – Trustee  (jbuck@springarbor.org)
Jim has been a resident of the Jackson area his entire life, but moved to Spring Arbor in 1979. He is a journeyman electrician, and has worked a majority of his career for large industrial enterprises. He was appointed to the Board in 2010, and was elected in 2012.

In addition to his Board responsibilities, Jim serves on the Township’s water, sewer and audit committees.

Troy Ganton – Trustee  (tganton@springarbor.org)
Troy is a “home grown” Spring Arbor resident. His vocation and interests have been in providing residential housing and care for senior citizens. Troy is a graduate of Spring Arbor University. He was first elected to the Board in 1988, and has served continuously since.

Josh Walz – Trustee  (jwalz@springarbor.org)

Josh was born and raised in Spring Arbor. He graduated from Cornerstone University  in 1999. In 2003 he started an electrical contracting business providing service to commercial accounts throughout lower Michigan. He is married to Sara and together they have four children. Josh has previously served the township as a Firefighter, EMT. Most of his free time is spent coaching youth soccer, camping or spending summer Sundays motor boating around Lime Lake.

Patricia Bush -Clerk   clerk@springarbor.org

Patricia (Patti)  has been a resident of Spring Arbor Township since 1993. Her experience includes accounting, payroll, HR, customer service and most recently Township Deputy Clerk.  Patti was appointed in December 2022 and officially sworn in as Clerk on April 3, 2023. She replaces retiring Clerk Julia Stonestreet.  Patti is excited to serve the residents of Spring Arbor Township for many years to come.

Katie Trachsel, CPA – Treasurer  (treas@springarbor.org)

Katie Trachsel, CPA was appointed the Township Treasurer in 2023. A certified public accountant, Katie has experience in government, public and private industry, and public accounting. She particularly enjoys the legal and regulatory side of township government and looks forward to serving the citizens of Spring Arbor. Along with her family, Katie moved to Spring Arbor in 2012 and she can often be found enjoying the Falling Waters Trail and other outdoor recreation areas the township offers.