What Public Officials Have to Say About John Westman:
“I have worked with John for 13 years as a township official on the Planning Commission. I have found him to be a committed, hard working, trustworthy individual who supports what has mattered most to me – a community aimed at maintaining its rural quality of life through the distant future. He has strongly supported and led our nationally recognized (PDR) preservation of development rights program preserving over 2,100 acres of farmland and beautiful natural features, considered high priority by the Huron River Watershed Council.
He made sure that the Natural River District (a state regulation designed to protect pristine water courses which our township is still fortunate to have), was added to our zoning ordinance to assure that we respect this often overlooked law in the frenzy of development/sprawl pressure. John works very hard to balance individual concerns with the overall wellbeing and future of the township. He continues to have my support and endorsement.”
Board Member, Huron River Watershed Council, & Former Member, Webster Township Planning Commission
“John currently serves as Vice Chair of the Dexter Area Fire Department Administrative Board. He does a great job representing Webster Township in matters pertaining to fire department administration and operations. John is very caring and well respected by the Department.”
Mayor, City of Dexter
“I have had the pleasure of serving with John Westman on the Administrative Board for the Dexter Area Fire Department for many years. During my five years as Chair of the Fire Board, John was Vice-Chair and we worked closely together. I have come to know John as a fair, thoughtful leader who looks out for the best interest of the community. His positions have always been well-reasoned and fact-based. John Westman is, from my observation, a dedicated community leader who can always be counted on.”
Supervisor, Dexter Township
Former Chair, Dexter Area Fire Department Board
“John is a long time advocate for land preservation through the purchase of development rights on selected properties. In the early 2000's John worked with me and John Allison, Ann Arbor township trustee, to promote the establishment of PDR programs in Webster and other local townships. John is currently chair of the very successful Webster Township Farmland and Open Space Preservation Board.”
Ann Arbor Township Trustee & former Supervisor
“John Westman is a man of integrity, and he has proven himself a thoughtful, hard working representative for the citizens of Webster Township. John has served on the Webster Township Board and on the Webster Township Planning Commission for over a decade and a half. When citizens have concerns, John listens. He is keenly aware of his role as representative for the community, and he can always be counted on speak up (and vote) for what is right. John brings a wealth of experience, dedication, caring, and much-needed common sense to the government of Webster Township.”
Chair, Webster Township Planning Commission
“I have served with John on the Board of the Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority (LASA) for the past 4 years, which is only a small portion of his 15 years of tenure on LASA. John is a valued member taking an active role in all decision making, and bringing knowledge of the LASA history and the reasoning behind previous dealings. Webster Township residents are well served by John’s representation on the LASA Board.”
M. Jack Knowles
Scio Township Supervisor
“John Westman has been a great help to me and my work on the Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee. He is friendly and hard-working; he is a good listener and is respectful of everyone, even those with whom he may disagree. John would be a valuable asset to the Webster Township Board.”
Chair, Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee
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