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Our Board

MARION MORRIS, CHAIR
Marion and her husband, Peter have lived in Superior Township since 1969. She is from Atlanta in northern Michigan, and Peter is from Allen Park. They have 3 married children, 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her career was in the medical field, his in the auto industry for Ford Motor Company. They both retired from work in 1995 (but not from being busy!).  She also serves on the Township Parks Commission.

DAN MOERMAN, VICE-CHAIR
Born in New Jersey of Michigan-born parents, Dan returned to the "home state" in 1959 to go to college. He ultimately received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan. After many years of teaching at UM-Dearborn he shifted his concern to land conservation and is now committed to facilitating conservation easements by residents of Superior Township. He is also trying to learn how to draw flowers.   He  is married to our treasurer, Claudine Farrand.

CLAUDINE FARRAND, TREASURER
Born in Strasbourg, France, at the beginning of the Second World War, Claudine was French, German, and French again before she came to Columbia University in New York for graduate school in geology in the early 60s, and became an American. Settling in Michigan, she was a librarian before she became a Certified Financial Planner, and created a successful tax service in Ann Arbor.  She is now the Treasurer of SLPS, and married to Dan Moerman, our Vice-Chair.

KAY WILLIAMS, SECRETARY
Kay has lived in Superior Charter Township for 50 years. She and her husband, Karl, live on Ann Arbor Road in a home that is a Washtenaw County Historic District. Kay was Superior Township Clerk from 1978-1986 and again from 2001-2008 as well as being on the Park Commission in the 1970’s and 1990’s. Kay currently serves on the Ypsilanti District Library Board as secretary. Karl and Kay have chickens, a dog, and tend a large vegetable garden which not only provides fresh produce in the summer, but frozen food all winter. They have two adult children – Ida lives in England with her husband and two children, and Alex who lives with his wife in Superior Township and is on the Township Board. Kay loves being able to live in our lovely rural Township that is so close to so many cultural amenities – two universities, national sports teams, museums, beautiful parks, an international airport, first class medical care, and excellent employment opportunities. We truly live in a Superior Township

SANDI LOPEZ
Sandi was born in Hawaii, grew up in Oakland County, and has lived in quite a few places over the years. In 1992, a friend had house for rent in the Township, and asked her to take a look.  When she saw the house, the irises were blooming in the front yard, and the farm across the street was being plowed. At that moment, she decided to move in.  She surprised herself by starting to put down roots. Eight years later, she bought a small house down the street, on an acre of land.  Those roots are now a deep taproot. She retired from Chrysler as an environmental specialist and is a former attorney.  She is actively involved with our Township, having served on the Wetlands Board and now is a member of the Township Parks Commission. 

JOHN COPLEY
John was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1946. He attended Angell, Burns Park, Tappan, and Ann Arbor High schools, and then the University of Michigan School of Art and Architecture, graduating in 1969 with a BFA degree.  He has been employed in the arts in many capacities throughout his life, from making traffic signs to painting backdrops for theater and murals for the U of M, but now he is predominantly a studio painter.  His current focus is on Superior Township landscapes, documenting what has been preserved, and what may no longer be here in the future. He has been married to Jan Berry, for 28 years, and they still live in the house on Cherry Hill Road that they bought in 1975. He served on the Superior Township Planning Commission for 20 years, and is the Land Steward for the Cherry Hill Nature Preserve, and remains an active member of the environmental and land preservation movement in Superior Township.

VIRGINIA SIMPSON NELSON
Virginia, (Ginny) is a long time resident of Superior Township.  She moved to the Township to enjoy the country and nature.  She was on the board of the Superior Land Conservancy in the late 1990’s and now serves on the SLPS Board.  He goals are to see the township remain rural with controlled growth and the preserve as much land for open spaces as possible.  She is semi-retired pediatrician and rehabilitation physician and the University of Michigan Medical School.  She travels to Africa every year to help with health issues for the children there.