The Township Supervisor serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Township. The Supervisor’s duties and responsibilities include serving as Chairman of the Township Board of Trustees, Supervisor of the general assistance program and Treasurer of all town funds including general assistance, insurance funds, retirement funds and road and bridge funds.
Unlike a mayor or village board president, the Supervisor votes on all matters before the Town Board. Generally speaking, other chief executive government officers may vote only to break a tie. In this regard, the Supervisor serves as a Trustee and may make or second motions, participate in all legislative discussion and exercises voting power on all issues before the Board.
The Supervisor maintains sole jurisdiction over the general assistance office and may employ necessary workers without prior approval of the Township Board of Trustees.
Michael has been a Crete Township resident for over 27 years. He has served on the Crete Township Board since 2001 as Trustee (2001-2016) and as Supervisor (2017 - present) and also previously served on the Plan Commission. He currently serves on the Paratransit Coordination Council of Will County which operates the Will Ride Paratransit program in which Crete Township participates. As Trustee, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee, Technical Services Committee, Youth Committee, Police Protection Commitee and ParaTransit Services. In 2000-2001, he served as Chairman of the Crete Time Capsule Committee which produced a video series and music CD about the Crete area and also collected various historical items and installed two (2) time capsules which are currently located in the Crete Public Library (to be opened in the years 2050 and 2100). From 1987-1990, Michael served as a Trustee in the Village of Riverdale, Illinois where he also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Michael graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University in 1979. He is a CPA and registered securities professional. He founded Liccar CPAs and Liccar Securities LLC in Chicago and is a Director of the Edge Ministries, Inc. which operates the Edge Community Coffee Shop & Roasting Company in Crete and is also the Managing Director of Evil Horse Brewing Company in Crete. He is a Compatriot Member of the Sons of the American Revolution and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and American Institute of CPAs.