Shelby Township, Michigan's government is a township government, which is a citizen government. Shelby Township has a board of trustees with seven members who serve four-year terms. Board members include the treasurer, clerk, supervisor and four trustees.
The treasurer manages the funds for the township; this role includes paying bills, collecting taxes and investing money. The clerk handles correspondence, maintains voter registration files, manages elections and is recording secretary for all commissions, boards and committees in the township. The supervisor manages day-to-day operations, including the fire and police departments. The four trustees vote on issues with the rest of the board members.
The treasurer, clerk and supervisor are full-time positions, and the four trustees are part-time. All of the members of the board of trustees have equal votes.