August 4, 2023—
Following 13 years of dedicated full-time service to Hartland, Bob West has announced his resignation as Township Manager
as he transitions into a part-time position as Project Specialist. West began his tenure at Hartland Township in 2010
in the role of Public Works Director and was appointed Township Manager in 2020. In the wake of this announcement, the
Township Board has appointed the current Director of Public Works Mike Luce as Interim Township Manager.
Over the past three years, West has focused on creating a strong team and positive work
culture. The Township Board recognizes this effort and is confident that Luce will work to
maintain this work environment while leading the Township forward in daily tasks and new
“Bob has demonstrated incredible leadership and direction within our organization for many
years. His daily presence will be missed by both staff and community members in the future,”
says Township Supervisor Bill Fountain. “The board stands united in our support for Mike Luce
and the entire staff at Township Hall. We know this transition will be conducted efficiently and
As Luce takes the lead on day-to-day Township Hall business, West will still be involved in key
ongoing projects he has already started with the Township. The Board, coworkers, and
community have appreciated West’s efforts and leadership over the past three years and wish
him all the best in these new endeavors.