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Contact the Township Supervisor Jim Budny
Township Supervisor
James Budny
Township Supervisor
9601 Groh Rd.
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
P: (734) 676-4422 Ext. 215
F: (734) 692-9693

Township Supervisor


To execute all statutory and assigned responsibilities to the utmost of my ability, and to ensure that the Board of Trustees and the township staff continue to provide exceptional, affordable municipal government services.


Working with the Board of Trustees, the staff and the residents, I will preserve and improve Grosse Ile Township as one of our country’s most desirable residential communities.

 Statutory responsibilities

The supervisor is frequently the first official contacted about any township business or complaint and is often perceived as the township spokesperson.  It must be realized, however, that the authority of the supervisor is limited to that provided by statute or assigned by the township board.  Within Grosse Ile, a General Law Township, the supervisor has the following responsibilities (some authority may be delegated):

  • Statutorily identified as Chief Executive Officer
  • May appoint a Deputy Supervisor 
  • Moderates Board of Trustees business meetings and Annual Meetings
  • Has authority to call special meetings of the Board of Trustees
    Develops township budget
  • Township’s legal agent
  • Responsible for property assessment
  • Serves on Elections Commission
    Secretary to Board of Review
    Maintains records of supervisor’s office
    Appoints Emergency Management Coordinator

Appoints members of:

  • Planning Commission
  • Elected Officials Compensation Commission
  • Downtown Development Authority
  • Serves as Liaison to the Downtown Development Authority
  • Represents the Township at Downriver Community Conference (DCC), Downriver Mutual Aid (DMA) and South East Michigan Council Of Governments (SEMCOG).