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White Lake Board Appoints New Trustee

David Lewsley is sworn in as the new trustee on the White Lake Township Board of Trustees.

David Lewsley was unanimously appointed as trustee at a special meeting Thursday. The vote came after a failed 3-3 vote to appoint William Pierson.

Lewsley will serve in the trustee seat vacated by Greg Baroni, following his appointment as township supervisor.  With Lewsley's appointment, he will have to give up his seat on the planning commission. Commission rules state that only one trustee can serve and Trustee Todd Birkle is already a member.

Lewsley is the supervisor of in-house attorneys at Amerisure Insurance Co. in Farmington Hills. He has lived in White Lake since 1987 and said in his letter of intent for the trustee seat that he's involved in the township (serving on the Planning Commission) and has practical experience as a manager and as an attorney in addition to his extensive education.

He will serve through Nov. 20, 2012 and be paid $8,175 annually. Lewsley also stated his intent, during his interview, that he does plan to run for election in November 2012.

Scot Powers February 25, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Hats off to the Board for their relatively quick decision. I personally was not optimistic that a decision would be made at all. I am happy to see that our current board was able to put the politics aside and choose someone, unanimously, who has solid credentials. Congrats David. Thank you board members.
Steve Martinko February 26, 2011 at 01:17 AM
Very pleased.
Andi February 26, 2011 at 01:50 PM
Also very pleased. Excited that the board realized that we don't need another Kowall representing us.
White Lake Township Resident February 26, 2011 at 02:08 PM
I think it is amusing that the three board members who wanted Pierson for supervisor didn't want him for trustee. What, he had solid enough credentials to be a supervisor but not a trustee? Sounds backwards. Glad the board made a speedy and hopefully prudent decision.
Bob February 26, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Maybe Kowall could use all the old Kowall signs that are still lying around the county when he runs in the next election.

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