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.