Judith Minton, family life educator and former University of Michigan and Michigan State University fundraiser, is running for a seat on the Howell Township Board of Trustees.
“I have spent my professional career helping companies, families and research universities bring people together to improve quality of life,” Minton said in a release. “I feel my years of experience as a group facilitator and strong communicator can be put to good use in service to the Howell Township community.”
“Over 10 years ago, the Howell Township Board made a commitment to grow the community through the expansion of REU’s or sewer hook ups. Bonds totaling $25 million were issued. Today we are still paying off over $17 million of outstanding bonds. It is time to be more proactive and promote development in Howell Township by highlighting our community as a great place to live and raise a family.”
“I am concerned the current Board does not represent all members of our community, especially those who live in subdivisions and are interested in expanding township services through prudent investment of excess operating budget and leveraging partnerships such as the proposed Howell Recreation Center. It is one thing to keep our taxes low but another to do it at the expense of needed services. We can strike a balance and I want to work toward that end.”
Minton is running as a Democrat. She hopes to bring diverse ideas and creative approaches to a narrowly focused board. She joins a current field of candidates that include an additional Democrat and two Libertarians. These candidates are vying for two partial-term positions.
Judith Minton is a Spring Arbor University graduate and recently retired director of philanthropy. She and her husband, Mike Tipton, have four adult children and two granddaughters.