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Dennis G. Bowen
Dennis has been a resident of Boston Township all of his life, where he and his wife Joan raised three children.
Dennis served on the Saranac Community Fire Department as a volunteer for 40 years and held the position of Fire Chief for 14 years. He retired from the Village of Saranac in December 2013 after serving as the Director of Public Works for 31 years. He has served on various boards and committees within the Village of Saranac, Boston Township and Ionia County. He was also a certified instructor with the Michigan State Firefighters Training Council and the Department of Homeland Security.
Dennis began serving with Boston Township as a member of the COPS Committee, when the township first signed a contract with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department for police coverage. He was elected as a Trustee on the township board from November 2011 until his retirement from the village in December 2013.
Dennis is responsible for the following:
  • Land Divisions (Property Splits)
  • Ordinance Compliance Certificates (Required Prior to Obtaining a Building Permit)
  • Township Ordinance Compliance
Please do not hesitate to contact him for any questions, comments or information regarding Boston Township. You may reach him by phone at 616-642-6636, Ext. 2 or by email at 
Please contact Dennis G. Bowen for parcel division issues and questions, ordinance questions, complaints and disputes.