Thomas Township Trustees


11/20/2020 – 11/20/2024
Craig Monahan, Trustee

Contact Information:

7580 Laurie Lane S.

Craig Monahan is a teacher and coach at Swan Valley High School and has been a Thomas Township Parks Commissioner for the past 10 years. Previous to his teaching career that began in 1994, Craig was the Parks & Recreation Director in Thomas Township from 1983-1993. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and past president of the Shields Kiwanis.

Craig and his wife Debbie have three children. Debbie is also an educator and works as an Elementary School Teacher for Saginaw Public Schools.

11/20/2020 – 11/20/2024
Mike Thayer, Trustee

Contact Information:

522 Fritzler Drive
989-781-5278 or 989-233-6823

Mike Thayer is the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal for Bay City Western High School. Prior to Bay City Western, Mike was the Athletic Director, Middle School Principal, and a Teacher at Merrill Community Schools. Mike holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Central Michigan University. He is also a member of the Shields Lions Club as well as the Knights of Columbus.







Trustee David Sommers

Term 7/28/2016 – 11/20/2020

3664 N. River Road
Contact Number: (989) 751-8517

Dave and his wife have lived on the Tittabawassee River since 1983.

He retired from The Saginaw News in 2009 after 30 years as a staff photographer and Photo Department Manager. Prior to the Saginaw News, Dave was a staff photographer and television producer for Dow Chemical Company in Midland.

Dave is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served one year as a combat photographer in Vietnam earning an Air Medal and Commendation Medal. Dave also served with the Air Force Thunderbirds for two years a team photographer and public affairs liaison.

Dave has been a member of the Thomas Township Fire Department since 1996 and is currently an Assistant Chief. He is also President of the Thomas Township Firefighters Association.

Dave has chaired the Thomas Township Zoning Board of Appeals.

He is currently President of the Saginaw-Tittabawassee Rivers Contamination Community Advisory Group.

He and his wife have two adult daughters.

Trustee Tara DeLine

Term 11/7/2018 – 11/20/2020

1649 Horseshoe Circle
Contact Number: (989) XXX-XXXX

Tara is a lifelong resident of Thomas Township, where she resides with her husband and two children.

She previously served as a Park Commissioner for Thomas Township Parks.

Tara began her role in Thomas Township as a seasonal worker for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Tara currently teaches in the Swan Valley School System as an elementary teacher at Shields Elementary.