Township governmental services are divided into six departments. The Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and staff are available to assist you
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Supervisor oversees the Building and Zoning, Assessing and Police Departments. The Clerk oversees accounts payable, voting and elections, payroll, and all record keeping for the township. The Treasurer oversees accounts receivable, deposits and tax information. The two elected trustees are local citizens who work outside the township building and attend board meetings on a monthly basis.
If you have any questions, please call
and you will be directed to the appropriate department.
• Karen M. Miller - Supervisor
Karen M. Miller - Supervisor
Karen Miller was appointed Supervisor in September 2014 and has served as township clerk since being elected in 1998. Karen has resided in the Davison area most of her life and has two children, Justin and Amanda. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
Karen also serves as treasurer for the Davison Richfield Area Senior Authority, is on the Genesee County 9-1-1 Consortium, Genesee County Roads and Bridges and Water and Waste Committees, on the Mass Transportation Authority Board, as well as the Quad-Unit Board and is a past president of our local Kiwanis Chapter. She attained her Certified Municipal Clerk designation in 2004 from the International Municipal Clerks Institute. She also was selected as the recipient of the Genesee County Governmental Clerk's 2008 Loretta J. Manwaring Memorial Award in recognition of Innovative Work Practices and dedication to Public Service.
Contact the Supervisor’s Office
810-653-4156 ext. 7601
If you want to report a problem or issue with street lights, roads, ditches or drains you can click on the links provided on the right, email or call the Supervisor’s Office.
The supervisor is frequently the first official contacted regarding any township business or complaints and is often perceived as the township spokesperson. It must be realized, however, that the authority of the supervisor is limited to that provided by statue or delegated by the township board. The supervisor is the moderator of any township meeting and votes on all issues upon which a vote is required. The supervisor is considered the chief executive officer for the township.
• Cindy K. Shields - Clerk
Cindy K. Shields - Clerk
Cindy Shields was appointed township clerk in September, 2014, after having worked in the Clerk's Department for the previous nine years as Elections Assistant/Financial Clerk. She and her husband, Dave, have resided in the Davison area since 1989, thirteen of those in Davison Township (except for a very brief residence in Morristown, TN!). Cindy worked for Davison Schools-two years at Hill Elementary as the Library Para-pro and seven years at Davison High School as Assistant Principal's secretary. She also worked for Stephens Wealth Management for two years. Cindy is mom to Jason (Christie) and Brad (Amber) and grandma to Wyatt, Gabe and Maura.
Cindy serves as Treasurer of the Davison Richfield Area Fire Authority and has been a member of that board since January, 2014. She also serves as Stewardship Director, Financial Clerk and part-time organist at her church. Her past volunteer work includes DHS Basketball Boosters, Davison AYSO soccer, Cub Scouts and hospice volunteer through McLaren Visiting Nurses.
Contact the Clerk’s Department at
810-653-4156 ext. 7401
The major responsibilities of the Clerk are record keeping, financial operations, administration of payroll and elections. The Clerk certifies the oaths of offices and records of the township, and public record, which are open to inspection at reasonable times. Included in the Clerk's duties is the publication of public notices, voter registration and absentee ballot requests.
The clerk has custody of all records, books and papers of the township, if no other law so provides. The clerk must file and retain all certificates of oaths and other papers required to be filed in their office. All records must be kept by the clerk in a safe and proper place where they will not be exposed to any unusual hazard of fire or theft. All records of the township, except those which have some confidential character, are public records that are open to inspection at reasonable times and places under the supervision of the clerk or other official appropriately having custody of the record.
• Patrick R. Miller - Treasurer
Patrick R. Miller - Treasurer
Pat Miller has served as township treasurer since being elected in 2004. He has resided in the Davison area for over 30 years with his wife, Diana. They have two sons, Adam and Brandon. He was employed with Will Hall & Sons for over 30 years, and graduated with a 4-year Apprenticeship through UBC of Michigan at Mott College.
Pat is a three year Graduate of MMIT for Treasurer's Training through Central Michigan University. Pat serves on the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals for Davison Township. He is a member of the N.R.A. & D.U. He also serves as a trustee on the Emmanuel Baptist Church Board where he is a member and volunteers with C.W.E. out of Tampa, Florida.
The treasurer is required to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the township or which are required by law to be paid into the township treasury. The Treasurer's Department is responsible for collecting real and personal property taxes, receipting for township expenditures, depositing township revenues in approved depositories, investing township funds in approved investment vehicles and collecting delinquent personal property taxes.
Contact the Assessing Department at
810-653-4156 ext. 7302
The Assessing Department has the responsibility of appraising and determining the true cash value of all taxable properties located within the township. This department also has the
responsibility to prepare the assessment rolls for Davison Township. The State of Michigan Constitution and Statute requires that, notwithstanding, any other provision of law, the assessed values placed upon the assessment roll shall be at 50% of true cash value. The assessed values, when equalized, become the State Equalized Values (SEV) and taxes were based on those values. This procedure changed with the passage of Proposal A in March of 1994. Proposal A placed additional and profound limits on the values used to compute property taxes. Starting in 1995 and thereafter, property taxes are calculated based on the Taxable Value.
The Assessing Department serves as a source of information for the public by maintaining for general inspection, subdivision plat maps, as well as property record cards for each parcel of land located in Davison Township. In 2010 during construction of the website there were over 7400 real parcels and over 600 personal property accounts. The appraisers within this department are constantly reviewing and updating records to reflect changes that occur to the individual properties.
Responsible for real and personal property assessment functions in Davison Township, to ensure that all property is fairly and equitably assessed as required by Michigan property tax laws, and that accurate assessment records are maintained.
Click here for a complete list of the Township Assessor's Duties
Contact the Building Department at
810-653-4156 ext. 7201
The Building/Zoning/Planning Division is the focus of both public and private property development throughout the township, and the sustainable management of its land and water resources and public infrastructure; including, downtown development authority and neighborhood revitalization, long range land use planning, new development entitlements, building permits, building plan check, inspection services, code enforcement and programs for residential and commercial properties.
1280 N. Irish Rd., Davison, MI 48423