DAVISON TWP. — Attorney Lori A. Tallman wants to expand a long history of community service to the Davison area by seeking election as Davison Township Trustee.
Tallman is seeking election to an open trustee seat on the Township Board.
A life-long Davison-area resident and an attorney for 30 years, Tallman’s law firm has been located in Davison Township for the past 20 years.
She said she believes she is “uniquely qualified to bring a fresh perspective and broad background of valuable knowledge and skills to benefit the future of the Township.”
Serving as Township Trustee has been something she said she has considered for years.
“As a business owner and life-long Davison area resident, serving as trustee would allow me to combine my legal, economic, municipal and business background with my commitment to Davison in order to continue to give back, serve and enhance the community for others.”
Tallman has volunteered in the Davison community in a variety of capacities including serving on the boards of the Davison Community Fund, Davison Educational Foundation and Davison Area Chamber of Commerce in the past. She also volunteers with the Davison Richfield Area Senior Center, DCER (Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation), Outreach East, and has been an integral part of the Miss Davison Scholarship Pageant for almost forty years.
Tallman also spent over nine years as a Trustee on the Board of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which managed over $165 million in assets, experience which Tallman feels will help her as Township Trustee.
Tallman says, “my daily contact with those who live and work in Davison Township provides me with a good pulse to the needs and concerns of Township residents and business owners.” She also has an excellent relationship with the leaders of both the City of Davison and Richfield Township which she says will help to cooperatively move our community forward.
“Davison Township is an excellent place to live and operate a business” according to Tallman. Among other things she wants to focus on improving communication with residents, maintaining fiscal responsibility and encouraging business development in the Township as both the business and resident population grows.”
Tallman is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Flint) and Cooley Law School. She and her husband Terry Kendrick have three adult children and one granddaughter, all of whom reside in the area.
There are two trustee seats open for election. Matthew Karr is seeking re-election. Travis Howell, who currently holds the other seat, has withdrawn his filing for trustee and has filed for election as Township Clerk.
Incumbent Clerk Cindy Shields has decided to retire at the completion of her term this fall.
In addition to Tallman and Karr, other trustee candidates include Mo Aboneaaj, Scott Bednarski and Dave Humphrey.