PRESS RELEASE
Date:   December 7, 2020
Re:      Park Township Increases Transparency

Over the last few years, a number of critical items were addressed in Park Township government.  Members of the public have called for greater access to information and knowledge on how decisions are made by the Board of Trustees and township management.  I ran for Supervisor promising increased transparency and greater community access to your local government.  Our Township Manager, Howard Fink is in complete agreement.

Moving forward, all of the Township Manager’s weekly reports and updates to the board will be available online at www.Parktownship.org/transparency.  In addition, we will be uploading information on pertinent issues to keep residents informed.  Sensitive material protected by the attorney client privilege or deemed exempt under the Freedom of Information Act will be redacted.

We hope that this will be a positive first step in creating a more open and transparent government.  We also recognize this will not be the last step in that process.  Additional conversation and debate will be facilitated on this issue with the Board of Trustees.

It is our honor to serve the citizens of Park Township.  Park Township is a thriving community and we will do our part to continue a tradition of excellence in our community.

Jim Gerard, Supervisor
616-738-4232
jgerard@parktownship.org

Howard Fink, Manager
616-399-4520
hfink@parktownship.org

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