Township Board

Dennis Bowen – Supervisor
Dennis has been a resident of Boston Township all 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 where he filled the position of Fire Chief for 14 years. He retired from the Village of Saranac in December 2013 after serving 31 years as the Director of Public Works.

Dennis has always been active in the community and has served on various boards and committees within the Village of Saranac, Boston township and Ionia County. His first involvement with Boston Township was 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 served on the township board as Trustee from November 2011 until his retirement from the village in December 2013.

After nearly three years of retirement Dennis realized that he missed being active in the community and decided to get involved again. Dennis is very familiar with the township and many of its residents and looks forward to again serving the community in this capacity. 

Susan Bieri – Clerk 
Susan has been a resident of Boston Township since 1988.  She has worked at Amway Corporation for 44 years and has been the Boston Township Clerk since November 2019. 

Mary Lamphere – Treasurer
Mary has been Treasurer for Boston Township since she was appointed in June of 1993. Mary has been a resident of Boston Township all her life. Mary Treirweiler married Mike Lamphere in 1981 and together they have two children, one in graduate school and the other in a doctorate program. Mary is annually active in township clean-up day where roadside items can be disposed of at the Township Hall. Mary is involved with the cemetery operations and maintenance since October 2011. Mary has been looking into the possibility of adding a columbarium. Mary was raised in a home where service was the key. Mary's goal: serving Township residents to the best of her ability. Mary's outside interests are: kayaking, biking, reading, nature walks and visiting family and friends. 


Kenneth Olson - Ken has been a resident of Boston Township since 1988. Ken served on Township committees from 1998-2004. He was elected as Trustee in 2004, and has been reelected since then.  After 28 years with the MDOC he retired in 2015.  Ken has been the township's representative on the board of the Clarksville - Morrison Lake Sewer Authority board and is Treasurer of the Ionia County Township Officials Association.

Barbara Foster - Barbara has been a resident of Boston Township since 1995, prior to being elected in the November 2016 election she was the Deputy Clerk for Boston Township for almost 4 years. She has served on the Clarksville-Morrison Lake Sewer Authority Board for 4 years, Secretary for the Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Hope Academy of West Michigan. Barbara enjoys spending time with her 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren. In her free time depending on the season she enjoys golf, kayaking, camping, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.   

Dennis Sitzer - Dennis has been a resident of Boston Township since 1948. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and likes to shoot trap and skeet. He is a member of three different gun clubs. He has been married to his wife for 42 years and together they have two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dennis was appointed in September of 2012, ran on the General ballot in 2012 and was elected as trustee.

Michael Lamphere -



Dennis Bowen, Supervisor
Mary Lamphere, Treasurer/Cemetarian
Michael Lamphere, Trustee
Barbara Foster, Trustee
Kenneth Olson, Trustee
Dennis Sitzer, Trustee
                Susan Bieri, Clerk