Boards and Commissions

Aside from elected Boards, other board members are appointed by the Township Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

From time to time there are other Ad-hoc committees, and special commissions that are created with citizen members. Niles residents who are interested in serving on appointed Board and Commissions are encouraged to call 269-684-0870 to inquire further.


TOWNSHIP BOARD MEMBERS

Jim Stover - Supervisor

2762 Sugarberry Lane

Terry Eull - Clerk
750 Hance Street

James H. Ringler - Treasurer
107 Beeson
Home: 683-8980
Cell: 574-298-8980

Chris Vella - Trustee
109 Geiger Road

Richard L. Cooper - Trustee
1701 Ferry
Home: 684-6699

Herschel Hoese - Trustee
2306 N. 5th Street

Daniel C. Pulaski Jr.- Trustee
1214 Jeannine Ct
Home: 683-6164

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Membership Requirements: Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer
This committee is responsible for personnel, other financial and administrative matters, as well as public safety.
Members:

  • Stover - Committee Chair
  • Eull
  • Ringler
INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for streets and roads, storm drains and storm sewers as well as street lighting and street signs.
Members:

  • Stover Committee Chair
  • Cooper
  • Hoese
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

This committee is responsible for the water and sanitary sewer systems.
Members: 

  • Ringler - Committee Chair
  • Eull
  • Pulaski
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for building, zoning, assessing and township ordinances.
Members: 

  • Cooper - Committee Chair
  • Hoese
  • Pulaski

RECREATION BOARD

This committee is responsible for parks and recreation as well as buildings and grounds.
Members:

  • Stover Committee Chair
  • Cooper, Eull, Hoese, Pulaski, Ringler, Vella

SOUTHEAST BERRIEN COUNTY LANDFILL (SEBCL) AUTHORITY
Members:

  • Hoese
  • Pulaski

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COMMUNITY AMBULANCE  (SMCAS)
(Board Representatives)
Member:

  • Vella

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN PLANNING COMMISSION
(Board Representatives)
Member:

  • Stover
  • Cooper (alternate)

NILES DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD
Member:

  • Marge Durm-Hiatt

PLANNING COMMISSION - 3 YEAR TERM [APPOINTED]

Members:

  • Dan Smothermon - Committee Chair 
  • Dave Spurlock
  • Richard Cooper
  • John McNelis
  • Dale Strefling
  • Gary Conover
  • Darlene Clevenger

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS - 3 YEAR TERM [APPOINTED]
Members:

  • John Vandyke - Committee Chair 
  • Dan Smothermon
  • James Ellis 
  • Lee Hoffman
  • Marge Durm-Hiatt

PARK BOARD - 4 YEAR TERM [ELECTED]

Members:

  • Jill DeLucia - Chairperson
  • Wayne Perkins
  • Jordan Perkins
  • Sarah Craig
  • Angela Wesel
  • Chris Vella (Township Liason)


GREATER NILES CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS

          Members:

          Daniel Smothermon - Committee Chair 


FIRE & POLICE PENSION BOARD - 4 YEAR TERM

Membership Requirements: Township Treasurer, 2 Fire Department Representatives, and 2 Appointed by Township Board

Treasurer:

James H. Ringler -  term
107 Beeson
683-8980

Fire Department: 

Marc Brandon
Craig Lear