State Rep. Ken Borton, center, presents state tributes to Otsego Lake Township Clerk Mary Brown and her husband, township Treasurer Jerry Brown, on Thursday, Oct. 20.
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, last Thursday honored Mary and Jerry Brown for the couple’s long-time public service in Otsego Lake Township’s government.
Mary Brown is the township clerk, and previously served as a township trustee. She also served nine years on the Otsego Lake Township Fire Department. Jerry Brown has served as township treasurer since 2013. He also served on the Fire Department, in addition to service in the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office and as constable.
Borton said: “For many years, Jerry and Mary Brown have wholeheartedly served the people of Otsego Lake Township. As treasurer, Jerry safeguards taxpayer dollars, while Mary represented the community as a trustee and now administers elections as clerk. The Otsego Lake community truly appreciates this dynamic husband-and-wife duo for their faithful public service — past, present, and future.”
At the Otsego Lake Township Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Borton presented a state tribute to each of the Browns to honor their record of service.
“The governor’s appointed bureaucrats didn’t even let her signature dry before helping utility companies pass increased renewable energy costs onto customers,” said Borton, R-Gaylord. “It’s disturbing to see how quickly this terrible new policy will drain the pockets of everyday people. Families up north and across Michigan are already dealing with high costs from inflation this holiday season. Lansing Democrats are piling the bills even higher as they work to please radical environmentalists and the fat cat utility companies.”
“Too many deer can become dangerous for Michigan,” said Borton, R-Gaylord. “Hunters are Michigan’s first line of defense for conserving our environment. This year, we’re asking them to let a couple big bucks walk and focus on the does.”