DAVISON TWP. — Timothy (Tim) W. Elkins, incumbent Davison Township Supervisor, is running for election.
He was appointed to this position two years ago by the Davison Board of Trustees when the then current township supervisor retired.
As a 31-year resident of Davison Township, Elkins said he embodies the term “Servant Leadership.” This servant leadership is backed by solid municipal and business experience, he added.
Elkins’ service to the community stretches beyond 20 years and includes co-founder and past chairman of the Davison Fund, co-founder of the Bike Helmet Program (DAYS), Davison Kiwanis Club Member and past president, Davison Middle School Soccer Program Developer and Coach, AYSO Board Member, Scheduler and Uniform Coordinator, three years as Davison High School Soccer Coach and Davison Area Advisory Council Chair – a United Way Affiliate bringing more than $200,000 in funding for programs to the community.
Elkins said he can be found helping wherever there is need in the Davison Community.
In addition to his current role as Davison Township supervisor, his municipal experience includes being a 16-year member of the Michigan Township Association, and a four-term elected Davison Township Trustee.
Elkins said he doesn’t just “hold office,” he gets involved on behalf of Davison Township residents. His municipal board experience includes Davison Richfield Fire Authority Board serving as Personnel Committee Chair, Davison Richfield Senior Center Board Serving as Treasurer, Genesee County Chapter of the Michigan Township Association Board serving as Treasurer, Genesee County Road Commission Advisory Board, Genesee County 911 and Genesee County Water & Waste Advisory and Budget boards.
Davison Township residents have benefited not only from Elkins’ servant leadership approach and his municipal experience, but also from his professional experience as a business owner. A licensed financial advisor for more than 15 years with Mass Mutual and co-owner of a local independent insurance agency for 20 years have prepared Elkins to understand and effectively address critical issues facing local government – budget and employee benefits, he said.
In his two years on the job as Davison Township Supervisor, Elkins has been busy tackling tough issues and working hard to keep Davison Township a great place to live, work and play.
Under his leadership, the Davison Township Budget for 2020/2021 has a reduction of expenditures of 7.37 percent over last year’s budget, said Elkins. The budget also has a zero increase in all of the following: Water Rates, Sewer Rates, Davison Township Operating Millage, Police Special Assessment, Fire Special Assessment, Garbage Rates, Employee wages and Police wages.
As Davison Township Supervisor, Elkins sold unused township properties turning budget expenses into budget revenue through increased property taxes.
In addition to budget accountability, he said he has accomplished many Davison Township improvements. Past 12 months examples include: Court Street, Gale Road, Bristol Road, Henderson Road and Lippincott Road paved. Lapeer Road, Atherton Road, Irish Road and Davison Road resurfaced. The first cemetery clean-up days with new signs installed at both Davison Cemetery and Pine Grove Cemetery. There have been sewer system improvements, catch basin and road culvert repairs and streetlights installed, all improving the infrastructure of Davison Township. Some of these projects were funded from the sale of unused township properties and in collaboration with state and regional agencies.