The Township Manager is appointed by the Township Board to execute the polices established by the Board, and to superivse the day to day aspects of operation within the Township. The Manager excercises fiscal, administrative and personnel direction over all of the Township’s Departments. The Manager also acts as an advisor to the Downtown Developement Authority, Planning Commission and all other committees established by the Township Board.
Russ has been the Thomas Township Manager and resident since 2002. Prior to taking over the helm at Thomas Township, he was the Township Manager at Tittabawassee Township from 1995-2002 and prior to that he worked at Saginaw Township from 1986 to 1995 as the Assistant Manager.