Cass County Commissioner - District 5
Robert L. Ziliak
70167 Winding Pines Pkwy
Niles, MI 49120
Purdue University - BS degree – Industrial Management; Indiana University - Certificate “APICS”; University of Notre Dame – Real Estate License; Southwestern Michigan College - Enrichment Classes; IVY Tech – Access, Auto Cad, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
County Commissioner District 5 – thirteen years: Past Chairman Board of Commissioners and presently serve as Vice Chairman.
Emergency Management, Historic Courthouse Committee – Chair, Plat Board, Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium, Veteran’s Affairs Committee, County Administrator/Controller Search Committee, Vintage Courthouse Preservation, Historical Commission, Claims Committee, Hiring Freeze Committee, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, SMART Committee, Ad-Hoc Road Commission Size and Benefits Committee, NATs Committee, Ad-Hoc Parks Committee, MAC Agriculture and Tourism Sub Committee, Ad-Hoc Building Committee, Elected Officials Ad Hoc Salary Committee, Land Bank Authority, Budget and Capital Improvement Projects Committee and MAC Judicial & Public Safety Committee, MAC Transportation Committee.
Statement to Citizens
My top priority for District 5 and the county is fiscal responsibility and economic development while maintaining the agricultural climate that currently exists. I strive to save money for the county and taxpayer in any way I can. In addition, the welfare and safety of the residents is also a primary focus. My three core values are:1. Continue to provide the necessary and critical services that the residents expect. 2. Make sure Cass County has the appropriate tools, training and leadership to handle any natural or manmade emergencies and 3. Continue to support and assist the Sheriff's Department in their efforts to curtail all illicit drug activities.