The regularly scheduled board meetings for Essex Township will be at 7:00 p.m on:

2024 Meeting Schedule

Feb 21 
Mar 13 
April 17
June 19
Aug 21 
Oct 16 
Dec 18

All meetings are open to the public. Essex Township will provide to individuals with disabilities, reasonable auxiliary aids and services which are needed to fully participate in any township meeting providing a 72-hour notice is received by phone or in writing. Contact the Essex Township Clerk, (989) 224-3484 to request the necessary assistance. 

Essex Township Board meetings are held at 
Lowe Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
5485 W Lowe Rd, St Johns, MI 48879.
​We welcome all visitors.  ​ 

Supervisor: Eric Verlinde
5005 W Marshall Rd, St Johns, MI 48879
Phone: 989-640-5147
Treasurer: Kathleen George
5462 West Lowe Road
Saint Johns, Michigan 48879
Phone: 989-307-1069

Clerk:  Tim Karasek
5111 Findlay Road
St. Johns, MI  48879

Trustee: Jim Gavenda
PO Box 32
Maple Rapids, Michigan 48853
Phone: 989-682-4612

 Trustee: Mark Winsor
5031 Anderson Rd
Saint Johns, Michigan 48879
Phone: 989-224-7275


Welcome to essex township

Certified assessor Beth Botke is employed by the township to perform property assessments. Beth’s contact information is:
Assessor: Beth Botke
PO Box 90
Bath, MI 48808
Phone: 517-204-3752

Bonnie Hale is employed by the township to manage Lowe, Beach, and Sowle Cemetery:  Bonnie's contact information is:
Cemetery Manager:  Bonnie Hale
5553 Findlay Road
St. Johns, MI  48879
Phone:  989-292-1700

Early In-Person Voting

Follow the link to learn more about new Early In-Person Voting laws here in the state of Michigan!


Early Voting Times: LINK