Trustees

Wendy Mazer

Texas Township Trustee

Wendy Mazer has served as a Texas Township Trustee since 2012 and is a 28-year resident of Texas Township, who has lived in the Rudgate neighborhood since 1990 after moving from Colony Woods. She has been married to Kevin Mazer, Certified Financial Advisor for 33 years, and together they have six children who all graduated from Portage Public Schools.

Wendy is a lifetime resident of the area, graduating from Portage Central and then earning her Bachelors Degree in Music from Western Michigan University and Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. She has been a freelance musician and studio teacher for 40 years.

In January 2015, Wendy completed Michigan Townships Association’s (MTA) intensive Township Governance Academy (TGA). Before being elected to serve on the Texas Board, Wendy served as Trustee on the Portage Public Schools’ Board of Education where she earned the Michigan Association of School Board’s (MASB) Certified Board Members Award. Wendy is a member of the Kalamazoo County Republican Party’s Executive Committee.

Trustee Mazer serves on the following committees: 

  • Policy Committee
  • Election Commission 

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Linda Kerr

Texas Township Trustee

Linda Kerr was the first full-time township employee hired in 1996 and in November of 1996, was elected as Clerk, in which capacity served the Township for 24 years. In November 2020, she was elected Trustee. Linda has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Public Administration from WMU. She is a Certified Municipal Clerk, Master Citizen Planner, and an Assessor. In addition, Linda serves on the following committees: 

  • Farmers’ Market Committee
  • Parks & Trails Committee

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Don Boven

Texas Township Trustee

Don Boven has served on the Township Board in November 2016. He is a long-time member of the community and has lived in Texas Township since 1965. Don retired from the Upjohn/Pharmacia Company after 31 years of service and has two grown children. Don has served the township in many capacities including: Captain of the Texas Township Fire Department (20 years), on the Township Zoning Board of Appeals (2 years), and as a Township Trustee (30 years). He also has served on the Township’s Election Commission, Public Safety Committee, and Building Board of Appeals. 

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Barbara Hammon

Texas Township Trustee

Barb is a lifelong resident of SW Michigan and has lived in Texas Township since 1983. She is recently retired from Borgess Hospital where she worked as a critical care nurse. She has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Barb was elected to the Township Board in November 2020.

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