Meet the candidates column The Huron Hub Posted Oct. 10, 2020
Editor’s note: As the 2020 election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.
Recently, every person running on the Huron Township ballot was invited to use The Huron Hub as a platform to get their voice heard. All letters in this column are submitted by the candidates themselves and are not edited by Huron Hub staff. Letters are posted in the order they are received, and candidates have until Oct. 12 to submit their letters. Letters will not be accepted from the candidates after Oct. 12.
Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE.
The following letter was submitted by Colleen Lazere:
Hello fellow residents of Huron Township. My name is Colleen Lazere and I am your Huron Township Treasurer.
During my last four years my focus has been on fiscal oversight and financial accountability across all facets of the Township. I have optimized the Township’s investment strategies earning over one- million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in interest. Retirement healthcare unfunded liabilities went from 30% to 100% funded resulting in thousands of dollars in savings for the Township. I was instrumental in securing money to put in a brand new basketball court at Lajko Park, updating the tax bill to a friendlier format, adding the ability to pay Township bills by credit card at the Township office, and secured funding to update office equipment.
From my 21 years on the Huron School Board to my current role as Township Treasurer, I am always thinking of ways to improve our community. We need leaders who are creative and resourceful and who are willing to devote time and energy in providing improvements to our community that we can be proud of. I will continue to empower you to voice your concerns so that together we can build a community of hope and prosperity.
I have been married for 39 years and have raised 4 children, all of whom graduated from Huron High School. In addition, I have 9 beautiful grandchildren and 5 of them attend Huron Schools. I am an active member of St. Stephens Parish, the liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission and to the Planning Commission. I am also a Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer and Michigan Certified Assessing Technician.
I would like to thank you for your support over the years as we continue to move down the path of making Huron a great place for all ages.