The Township Supervisor's department is a 2
person department comprised of the Township Supervisor and Executive Assistant.
Michele Economou Ureste was elected in 2008 as the West Bloomfield Township Supervisor
and Pat Chapin is the Executive Assistant.
The Township Supervisor is "frequently the first official contacted about
any township business or complaint and is often perceived as the township
spokesperson. The supervisor serves as agent for the township for all legal transactions.
The supervisor also acts as the moderator of any township meeting responsible
for regulating the proceedings of any meeting."° By statute, the Township
Supervisor is also the Chief Assessing officer for the township. All department
heads at the township report to the Township Supervisor with the exception
of the Clerk and Treasurers Departments.
°Little Red Book- Authorities and Responsibilities
of Michigan Twp. Officials, Boards and Commissions by John H. Bauckham,
revised edition, pg. 25