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.

Township Hall Location:

E1461 Deerton-Sand Lake Road, Deerton, MI 49822

Township Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 100, Deerton, MI 49822

Send Property Taxes to:

Onota Township Treasurer
P.O. Box 15, Deerton, MI 49822

Township Board (elected)

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

Appointed Positions

AssessorKim Schmidt
Board of ReviewDolores Dolan
Mike Moseler
Lori Wycoff
Fire DepartmentFire Chief Kimar
Asst. Chief Short
Capt. Hagerty
Groundskeeper & SextonTerry Lane
Planning Commission2 vacancies
Cheryl Lane (thru 3/31)
Mary Henricksen
Martin Dolan
Brian Bresette
Bill Dunham
Zoning AdministratorMike Tietjen
Zoning Board of Appeals1 vacancy
Brian Bresette
Martin Dolan
Alt: Greg Quinn

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