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The primary responsibility of Pittsfield Charter Township’s Supervisor is to serve all residents. The Supervisor is often the one contacted by the public to resolve problems, handle complaints, and explain township policies and services. As such, you should consider your Supervisor as the public contact for Pittsfield Charter Township.

About Your Supervisor
Mandy Grewal has been serving as Supervisor of Pittsfield Charter Township since November 2008.  A 20-year resident of Pittsfield Township, she is privileged to give back to her community by way of instituting and implementing a master plan vision that is committed to celebrating community by promoting agricultural and open space preservation, public gathering spaces, multi-modal transportation, historic and cultural diversity, infill and mixed-use development. Grewal is Chair of the Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees and serves on the Executive Committee for Ann Arbor SPARK where she is Chair of the Public Sector Committee. She also serves as Chair of SEMCOG’s Finance & Budget Committee.

Prior to being Supervisor, Grewal served two terms as Washtenaw County Commissioner representing Pittsfield Township during which time she was appointed Vice-Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners and Chair of the Washtenaw County Planning Advisory Board.  Grewal has also served as a Commissioner on the Michigan Women’s Commission. Grewal has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of the Michigan State University’s Political Leadership Program and a graduate of the Senior Executives in Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Responsibilities
Your Township Supervisor has specific responsibilities which are either defined by state statute or by township Board of Trustees policy. State law mandates that the Supervisor along with the rest of the Township Board of Trustees be elected in partisan elections for four-year terms, which are consistent with the presidential election cycle.

The Supervisor has the responsibility to create and present the annual budget, approve the agenda for each Township Board of Trustees meeting, and appoint (with board approval) members of the Planning Commission and other Pittsfield Charter Township boards, committees, and commissions.

Projects
The Supervisor, serving as the de-facto director of planning, has initiated, overseen and implemented multiple planning projects beginning with the 2010 Pittsfield Master Plan, which was the township's first broad-based public engagement process (2009-2011) designed to articulate a vision for our community.  The vision, aimed at striking a balance between preservation and development, spurred the first comprehensive revision of the Zoning Ordinance in many decades. After gaining come experience with implementing priorities outlined in the Master Plan, the Supervisor kicked-off the 2020 Vision planning process in October 2015.  The objective of this community planning process is to update the Master Plan and revise the Parks & Recreation Plan such that both documents are synchronized and convey a cohesive, unified vision for Pittsfield Township.

These pro-active planning and public engagement strategies have helped define project initiatives and priorities, some of which include establishment of: (a) a robust multi-modal transportation network; (b) farmers market; (c) public art program; (d) rain garden; (e) historical districts; (f) infill development; (g) land preservation through Natural Areas Preservation Program; (h) high-speed fiber connectivity; (i) single-stream recycling; and (j) public events such as Harvest Festival and P2P.
 

Reporting Departments
In Pittsfield Charter Township, the following departments report to the Supervisor: 
Other Duties

The Supervisor serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees and represents Pittsfield Charter Township on many committees including the Chief Executive Officers of Washtenaw County, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study Policy Committee, Urban County Executive Committee, Washtenaw Metro Alliance, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), Washtenaw County Affordable Housing Leadership Committee, and Ann Arbor SPARK.


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