China Township

Supervisor’s Office

Supervisor's Office


John Golan

Phone: (810) 765-1145, ext. 205

Home: (810) 289-9266


Supervisor’s hours: Monday and Thursday 8:00 am to 12:30pm or by appointment.

Phone and email messages to the Supervisor are monitored daily.  

Prompt response to all calls and emails.


  • Moderates board and annual meetings
  • Chief Assessing Officer (if certified)
  • Secretary of the Board of Review
  • Township’s Legal Agent
  • Must maintain records of Supervisor’s Office
  • Responsible for tax allocation board budget (if applicable)
  • Develops Township Budget
  • Appoints some commission members
  • May call special meetings
  • May appoint a deputy

Supervisor’s Welcome

Dear Residents,

Welcome to our website!  This is a great example of what China Township is all about.  We hope you will find this a great addition to our Township and a useful tool for accessing information on the Internet Highway!  I encourage you to visit us often, as we will be making regular updates to keep you current.

China Township has been blessed with a very professional staff of department heads and employees who are dedicated to the citizens of China.  Through their efforts we provide many quality services to our community.  For details, please refer to the department pages in our website.

I’m often asked, “What does a Supervisor do?”  I liken it to keeping a pulse on the Township and keeping abreast of any and all new changes in legislation that affects you and I and our quality of life. Its a big job, no one knows that better the I what an awesome responsibility you, the electors, have entrust me with and I continue to work diligently on your behalf by learning something new every day.  It’s what I call “continuing education.” 

The job of the Supervisor also entails the day-to-day activities of the township.  Often there can be the misnomer that the Supervisor is the “Boss”- certainly this elected office of Supervisor has the responsibility to oversee the hired staff members.  When it comes to the other elected officials that same title as “Boss” does not hold true.  They are elected by the people, to serve the people.  They are each accountable – each of those elected, represent one vote.

China Township has a population of 3,551 and is a 6-square mile area with Fred Moore Highway our boundary to the north, Marine City Highway at the south end, Mayer Road to the west, and King Road, for the most part.  Also included, a few jogs east on St. Clair Highway, a short way on Bree Road, and surrounding neighbors, but with one of the best school districts around and a low tax base, it has many advantages.