Officials & Staff

Onota township officials
Onota Township Hall

If you are not sure how to contact an official listed here, try checking with the township office by phone (906-343-6535) or by email – There is an answering machine available for you to leave a message at your convenience. If you leave us a message, we will get back to you shortly.

Onota Township officials & staff are as follows. Board members, as the elected officials in the township, typically have 4 year terms. All others are appointed, including deputies. Any other government business not mentioned is likely conducted at the county level Leave site.

Contact info

Hall Location: E1461 Deerton-Sand Lake Road, Deerton, MI 49822

Mail: PO Box 100, Deerton, MI 49822


Send property taxes to:
Onota Township Treasurer
PO Box 15, Deerton, MI 49822

Email (tax inquiries):

Township Board (elected)

*Deputy Clerk
Catherine Kimar
Kirsten Blackstock
SupervisorTerry Pihlainen
*Deputy Treasurer
Cheryl Lane
Lisa Hanson
TrusteeBrian Bresette
TrusteeConnie Lacko

Appointed Positions

AssessorKim Schmidt
Board of ReviewMike Moseler
Ed Wood
Lori Wycoff
Fire DepartmentFire Chief Kimar
Asst. Chief Short
Captain Hagerty
Groundskeeper/ SextonTerry Lane
Chris Haydon
Planning CommissionBrian Bresette
Bill Dunham
Brian Mahoney
Fred Ivers
Erin Leahy-Putvin
Michael Tarr
Vicki Ray
Zoning AdministratorJason McCarthy
Zoning Board of AppealsBrian Bresette
Theodore Mesu
Greg Quinn

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