Comstock Township Treasurer

My name is Bret Padgett and I am the Treasurer for the Charter Township of Comstock. I was elected to my first term on November 6, 2012.

I was born and raised in Comstock Township and come from a family dedicated to public service. My grandmother was a school bus driver and my grandfather was high school head custodian, both for Comstock Public Schools. My grandfather was also a fire fighter, along with my father, for Comstock Fire and Rescue. I wanted to continue the history of public service in my family and my skills and education led me to run for Treasurer of Comstock Township. My priority is to serve the best interests of the Township and those who call it home.

I graduated from Galesburg-Augusta High School in 1995 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University in 2002, with an accounting major. Since taking office I have earned the following accreditations:

Certified Public Funds Investment Manager - 2014

Township Governance Academy - 2015

Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer - 2016

Certified Public Finance Administrator - 2016

Advanced Certified Public Finance Administrator - 2019

Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager - 2019

I also serve in the following positions:

District 19 Director, Michigan Townships Association

Board of Directors and Legislative Committee Chair, Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association

Vice Chairperson, Public Media Network Board of Directors (see below)

Treasurer, Kalamazoo Regional Water and Wastewater Commission

Secretary, Kalamazoo County Treasurers Association

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