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Page 4 Clinton Currents Winter 2017 Trustee to Treasurer
Lifelong township resident, former trustee now leads Treasurer’s office
Treasurer Paul Gieleghem
Paul Gieleghem began his new position in November as Township Treasurer by literally changing seats on the Board of Trustees. The lifelong Clinton Township resident made the transition from part time Trustee to full-time Treasurer by presenting voters his experience as an administrator with the County Treasurer and many years as a policy maker. Gieleghem is now working to oversee the Township’s financial affairs and continues his role as a member on the seven-person Board of Trustees.
A graduate of Clintondale High School, Gieleghem earned an associate’s degree from Macomb Community College in business and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Wayne State University.
Gieleghem said his work at the state, county and township levels gives him a broad, working knowledge on how to get things done. In the Michigan House, he fostered a passion for education, senior and family services and protecting our natural resources. As Chair of the
Macomb County Board of Commissioners during the “Great Recession,” Gieleghem fought to preserve services, while effectively streamlining county government. The most valuable experience for his present job came while working for long-time Macomb County Treasurer Ted Wahby.
While policy making is nothing new for Gieleghem, he is excited about his new role as Treasurer, taking responsibility for safeguarding the township funds, maximizing returns, running an efficient office and meeting thetaxobligationssetforthinMichiganlaw. “Ultimately,weareheretoserve,”Gieleghemsaid. “Sowe’re always on the lookout for ways to improve, promote and make life a little better for residents.”
Gieleghem is looking forward to taking the reins from former Treasurer Bill Sowerby to lead the annual Clinton Township Community Blood Drive. He’s also the chair of the Township’s Conservation Committee and believes progress is made by being proactive by mapping open spaces and partnering with schools and other entities to “plan and plant” for the future health of our neighborhoods.
Gieleghem resides with his family in Clinton Township. His wife Sara is a teacher for Chippewa Valley Schools. When he’s not balancing budgets he is cheering on his two daughters at either dance or swim competitions.
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ANNUAL Tuesday, February 7
• Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Main Library, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. • Clintondale High School, 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
• Chippewa Valley High School, 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m
Wednesday, February 8
• Clinton Township Senior Center, 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
• Clinton Macomb Public Library, South Branch, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
To schedule an appointment: Call 586-286-1768 Go online to: & enter Sponsor Code: clintontownship
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