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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN
Elizabeth Ann LeGoff
Brett Dreyfus
Julie Brixie
Frank L. Walsh
Supervisor
Clerk
Treasurer
Manager
Milton L. Scales
Ronald J. Styka
John Veenstra
Angela Wilson
Trustee
Trustee
Trustee
Trustee
A Community of Choice
The community of Meridian Township lies along the eastern border of East Lansing and the campus of
Michigan State University and in close proximity to the Michigan State Capitol.
Centrally located at the palm of Michigan’s hand, Meridian Township has nestled within its borders two
healthy and active communities; Haslett and Okemos. A minor percentage of the township is comprised
of the City of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses. Founded in the early 1800’s along the
Grand River as a trading point, Meridian Township residents enjoy quiet, safe, and well
maintained connected neighborhoods with plenty of parks, pathways, and recreational opportunities for
visitors and families to enjoy. With natural beauty on roads, interurban pathways, and vibrant business
districts, Meridian Township is a great atmosphere for families, seniors, and young professionals.
A destination for raising families since before the turn of the
century, Meridian Township has a population of 41,259 residents
and offers an array of quiet neighborhoods and an abundance of natural beauty with
four seasons of outdoor activities. With a park system that has over 906 acres of park
land in 28 parks and natural areas, Meridian Township welcomes visitors from
surrounding areas to its parks and to the largest lake within 25 miles of the State
Capital, Lake Lansing.
Active and Healthy Lifestyles
Percent of work force who carpool, use transit, walk, or bike to work: 13.8% (2009 estimate)
Mean travel time for work: 19.7 minutes (2009)
Over 73 miles of Township-wide pedestrian/bicycle paved or concrete pathway system including nearly five miles of paved offroad bike trails
Over 1,400 acres of township and county park lands
Over 740 acres of land preservation properties
Largest Lake in Ingham County at 450 acres which permits motorized water sports
Michigan Athletic Club and Court One Athletic Club
Suburban Ice skating and ice hockey
City Limits bowling alley
Beautiful Golf Courses and driving ranges including College Fields, Indian Hills, Meridian Sun and Walnut Hills
Nationally ranked Haslett and Okemos public educational school systems
Directly adjacent to Michigan State University
5151 MARSH ROAD, OKEMOS, MICHIGAN 48864-1198 (517) 853-4000
www.meridian.mi.us
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