Butman Township Board of Trustees
DANNY GONZALES, SUPRVISOR:
I was born in Hannibal, Missouri, but raised in Chicago, Illinois. After a four year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps I enrolled at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and received a Diploma and Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries. I pastored churches in Lindenhurst, Illinois, West Allis, Wisconsin and Royal Oak, Michigan. After retiring in 2013, my wife and I moved to Sugar Springs. We have been married 42 years, have two daughters and three grandchildren. I enjoy being actively involved in a local church, reading, golfing and playing with my grandchildren when they visit.
SHARON HOBIN, CLERK:
I have been married to Geoff for 45 years, have two children and 4 grandchildren. I have been a Michigan Resident for 36 years, and have lived in Sugar Springs for 12 years. I have worked for Butman Township since December 2008, 5 years as deputy clerk, and was appointed clerk in November 2013. Previously I worked for a condominium management firm for fifteen years which managed 80 condos and was responsible for all payables. I enjoy golf, church, boating and all outdoor activities. I have been married for 45 years and have two children and 4 grandchildren.
SUSIE RUPPERT, TREASURER:
I grew up an Air Force Brat and lived in 7 states and Japan (for 3 years). Married with 2 sons & 1 step-daughter, 8 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandson. Been the Township Treasurer since 2006 and enjoy serving all the residents of Butman Township. I enjoy spending time with Family & Friends, as well as reading, golf and bowling. Formerly worked for American Community Mutual Insurance Company, Man-Power Temp Service, Barnes & Noble Book Store and as Assistant to the Vice-President of Spectrum Community Services servicing Adult Foster Care Group Homes. Enjoying working and keeping busy.
MIKE MAHAFFY, TRUSTEE:
I was born in Flint, MI and graduated from Grand Blanc High School. I have lived on Fife Court since 1997 and have been a member of Sugar Springs since 1972. I own Rule's Lawn Care and have operated it for 25 years. I enjoy hunting, golfing, snowmobiling and church.
JAC GROPUSSO, TRUSTEE
I was born on the NE side of Detroit and graduated from Osbourn High School. He spent six years in the Air National Guard from 1964 to 1970. Jac lived in McHenry, IL while working as a Sales Manager for a company named Amp, located in Shamberg, IL. He has one daughter and 2 grandchildren. Jac and his wife Sally, bought property in Sugar Springs on which to camp in 1979 and in 2004 they purchased property on Lake Lancer, built a home and moved in on 2006. Jac enjoys hunting, fishing, backpacking and traveling.
Butman Township Staff
Karen Hoffman, Sewer and Billing Clerk
Diane McRath, Deputy Treasurer
Alayna Alexander, Deputy Clerk, Cemetary Records
I became a resident of Gladwin County in September 2016. I have a daughter
2 sons, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons. I lived in Clio, MI for 35 years and
decided to move North to a quieter and slower pace of life. Sugar Springs has been
a great choice with all the activities available to my family. I love to golf, going on
my 5th year and getting a bit better all the time. I am always impressed at how
kind everyone is in the community and look forward to many more years in the North
Greg Pollack, Fire Chief:
Linda Lwandowski, MAAO, MCPPE, Assessor:
I have 2 children and have been married for 13 years. I enjoy Shopping, boating, road trips and antiques. I love spending time with my family and friends and having cook-outs in the summer months. I have been a certified assessor since 1986 and I was hired as an appraiser for a reassessment company starting in Oakland County. I have also worked in Macomb and Arenac Counties prior to working for Butman Township.