Van Buren Township

Elected Officials
  • Rita Barrow, Trustee
  • Elected Township Board
  • John Wilson, Board President
  • Will Smith, Board Secretary
  • Ron Pursell, Board Member
  • Township Staff
  • Gary Bruce, Deputy Trustee
  • Robert LaGarde, Caseworker
  • Rachel Combs, Caseworker, Accounts Payable
  • Rebecca Jessmer, Payroll, Accounts Payable

  • Do you know what our Trustees do?

    • Give you a bus ticket to get home
    • Project Life Saver Program in all townships
    • Resolve fence disputes
    • Maintain cemeteries in the county
    • Help pay rent and utilities
    • Free burials
    • Rural transit passes
    • Work fair
    • Free insulin to those who can't afford it
    • They listen, care, and help