Paul Gieleghem was elected to serve as Clinton Township Treasurer in November 2016. As Treasurer, Paul Gieleghem is responsible for safeguarding the Township funds, maximizing investment gains, running an efficient office and meeting the statutory obligations of the Treasurer’s office. Additionally, he serves as a voting member of the Township Board of Trustees, providing oversight, planning and policy for all of the functions of Township government.
Paul Gieleghem serves as Chairperson of the Clinton Township Conservation Committee, and as a member of the following Committees: Police and Fire Pension Board, Budget Ways and Means, Ambulance, Refuse and Disposal, and Parks and Recreation. He is an alternate on the Personnel Vacancy Review Committee and a member of the 41B District Court Management Council.
Prior to the 2016 election, Paul Gieleghem served as an administrator for Macomb County Treasurers Derek Miller and Ted Wahby where he managed core functions of the Treasurer’s office. Additionally, Paul served as a part-time Trustee on the Clinton Township Board from 2012 to 2016, where he learned the inner-workings of township government.
From 2005-10, he served on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, where his colleagues elected him to serve as chairman from 2009-10. Paul Gieleghem, 46, is credited with ably steering Macomb County through the worst economic crisis since the great depression. As chairman, Paul implemented reforms and cost cutting, created innovative partnerships to preserve services, ramped up the county’s economic development outreach and led by example; cutting the pay of commissioners before asking others for sacrifice.
Paul’s broad approach to leadership and focus on problem solving was formulated while serving the residents of Clinton Township, Mount Clemens and Fraser as their representative in the Michigan Legislature from 1999 to 2004. He also served as a legislative aide to former state Senator Ken DeBeaussaert, and on the campaign staff of former Congressman David Bonior.
Paul Gieleghem is a member of the Belgian-American Association and the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice and previously served on the steering committee for Catholic Services of Macomb, and as a board member for the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Association.
Paul has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Wayne State University, an associate’s degree in Business from Macomb Community College and is a graduate of Clintondale High School.
Paul Gieleghem was named in Crain’s Detroit Business 2009 edition of “40 under 40.“ In 2005 he was recognized by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of Michigan for his legislation protecting severely allergic patients. Paul was named “Environmentalist of the Year 2004” by the Sierra Club of Michigan, and was presented with the “Presidential Recognition Award” by the Michigan Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. In 2002 he was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Superintendents.
Paul is a lifelong resident of Clinton Township. He and his wife Sara live in Clinton Township and together, they are raising two daughters.
Phone: (586) 286-9313
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Township Treasurer Office Hours Extended
On Tuesdays, Feb. 7th, 14th and 21st, the Clinton Township Treasurer’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 28th, the last day to pay 2016 taxes, the Treasurer’s office will be open from 8:30 to 5:00 pm.
The 2016 Summer Tax Season begins July 1. The deadline for payment without interest is September 14, 2016.
The 2016 Winter Tax Season begins December 1.
The final deadline for payment of all 2016 taxes to the Clinton Township Treasurer is Tuesday, February 28, 2017. On March 1, 2017 all unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent and must be paid to the Macomb County Treasurer (One South Main Street, Mount Clemens 48043).
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