Thomas Yack, candidate for Canton Township Trustee
Party affiliation: Republican
Spouse/Kids: Married to Barbara (43 years), four adult children
Length of residency: 41 years
Prior political experience: 11 years Plymouth-Canton Board of Education (4 years President), 2 years Canton Public Library Board, 20 years Canton Supervisor
Professional experience: Teacher, Learning Consultant, Elementary Mathematics Coordinator, Federal Projects Director, college instructor, Canton Supervisor, Chairman of Western Townships Utilities Authority, Chairman of Conference of Western Wayne, 35th District Court Advisory
Why are you seeking office?: I believe my experience, knowledge and insight into current issues confronting our community can add value to the Canton Board of Trustees. I have continued my involvement in our community.
What issues do you see confronting Canton?: Fiscal issues remain a top priority, followed by maintenance of roads, and improved communication with Canton residents.
What is your plan to address these issues?: Increased attention to all forms of economic development, it is important that Canton continue to grow in the areas of residential, commercial and industrial. The condition of Canton roads is very important to residents, I will support efforts for Canton to receive Act 51 funds directly from the State of Michigan. The establishment of SAD's should be considered for local roads. Increased cooperation with the County and State could lead to additional funds. Canton's website should be improved dramatically. The website needs to be more robust and timely in providing information to Canton residents.
Attended college : Yes
College : Eastern Michigan University
Degree : BS
Year of graduation : 1969
University : Eastern Michigan Univeristy
Degree : Educational Leadership
Year of graduation : 1971
University : Wayne State University
Area of research : Educational Specialist
Year of graduation : 1984
Job titles held : Teacher/Learning Consultant/Federal Projects Director/Canton Supervisor
Employers : Wayne Westland Community Schools/Township of Canton
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Canton Township Board of Trustees
Previous elective offices : Plymouth-Canton Board of Education, Canton Library Board and Canton Supervisor
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : none
On the web
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I have been involved in leadership positions in Canton Community for over 40 years.