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Ways to be involved in your local Government

Local Government

Richland Township is always looking for people who wish to be involved. Currently we are looking for people to serve in the following roles:

Zoning Board of Appeals member.
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) serves a very important service for our community. The board listens to and votes on Zoning Ordinance Interpretations and Variance Requests. The ZBA meets as needed on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM. Qualifications for this role are must be 18 years old or older, must be registered to vote and must live in Richland Township. The Township is willing to pay for training, so you can learn as you serve. Board member receive pay for each meeting they attend.
Please contact Supervisor Lysanne Harma at or 269-629-4921 x 200 if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.

Election Poll Workers
In 2020 there could be as many as four elections in Richland Township. Each election takes 20-30 Election Inspectors (Poll Workers). Currently we need 15 more poll workers. Poll Workers are required to be citizens of the State of Michigan, 18 years old or older, and be registered to vote. Poll workers currently receive $160 per day and are paid for training as well. The dates of the 2020 Elections are as follows:
March 10, 2020 – Presidential Primary
May 5, 2020 – Possible Date (No Election currently scheduled for Richland Township)
August 4, 2020 – State Primary Election
November 3, 2020 - General Election
Please contact Clerk Bear Priest at or 269-629-4921 x 202 if you would like to learn more about serving on any of the above dates.

Fire Fighter/Medical First Responders
The Richland Township Fire Department currently has two openings. Training is provided and anyone who lives in the Township that is at least 18 years old are welcome to apply.
Please stop into the Township office or call 269-629-4921 for more information about serving on our Fire Department.


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