Hicks wishes to remain supervisorPublished 8:51am Monday, June 9, 2014
Steve Hicks is seeking to be retained as Bertrand Township Supervisor during the Aug. 5 primary election because he believes strongly in local level government.
“Bertrand Township should be a community where people are free to live their day to day lives with as little government interference as possible,” he said.
Hicks has served the Bertrand Township Community since he was elected trustee in November 2012. He was then appointed supervisor in February 2013.
“Great things are happening in Bertrand Township. Roads have been approved for repair and businesses are seeking relocation in our Industrial Park.” Hicks said. “But we are not finished, there is more we can and need to do.”
Through the efforts of Hicks, Bertrand Township was the recipient of an Enbridge Environmental Stewardship Grant of $15,000. The project, which must be completed this summer, will include enhancements to township property around the community building on the southwest corner of Buffalo Road and Redbud Trail.
Hicks grew up in the Buchanan/Portage Prairie Community and has been a resident of Berrien County for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and earned a BSBA. In 2002, Hicks brought his then “little” family back to the prairie, to teach them the values of life on a farm. Now, 12 years later and a total of 10 children, Hicks still says, “Bertrand Township is a great place to live.”