Preston elected first vice president of Michigan Townships AssociationPublished 6:40pm Wednesday, February 5, 2014
DELTA CHARTER TOWNSHIP., Mich. — Pokagon Township Supervisor Linda Preston was elected first vice president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) at its 61st Annual Educational Conference & Expo, held Jan. 28-31, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township.
“I am truly honored to serve on the MTA Board of Directors as first vice president,” Preston said. “Being a board member has given me the opportunity to meet so many knowledgeable township officials from across the state who promote collaborative efforts. Doing so, we have advocated legislation for the people, making Michigan townships better.”
Preston was elected clerk of Pokagon Township in 1984 and served in that position until 2004, when she was elected to her current position of supervisor. In 2005, she was elected to the MTA Board of Directors, where she represents township officials in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties as MTA District 22 director. In 2010, she was appointed to the MTA Executive Committee.
In addition to her involvement in township government, Preston has been involved with the Southwest Michigan Regional Planning Commission, Michigan Association of Regions, Key Leader of the M-40 Hustlers 4-H Club, Cass County Habitat for Humanity and Silver Creek United Methodist Church.