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Grosse Ile Township


Township Hall: 9601 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138; 1-734-676-4422  

Origin of name:  French explorers named Grosse Ile, which means "big island" in French.

Area:  10.44 square miles

Population:  10,371

Major employer:  Grosse Ile Township Schools

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Supervisor: Brian Loftus  

Clerk: Ute O'Connor  

Treasurer: Ted Van Os  

Board of Trustees: James Budny, Thomas Malvesto, Carl Bloetscher and James Nelson  
Terms of all elected officials will expire in 2020. The general election is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.


Township Manager: Dale Reaume  

Police Chief: Joseph Porcarelli; 1-734-676-7100  

Fire Chief: Duncan Murdock; 1-734-676-7100  

Airport: Michael Duker; 1-734-675-0155  

Assessor: Timothy O'Donnell  

Finance Director: Ann Darzniek  

Public Services: Lorinda Beneteau, administrative manager  

Recreation/Water's Edge Golf Course: Vacant; 25215 West River Road; 1-734-675-2364