Meridian Township Departments

Welcome to the Meridian Township Department section. Each department serves a major function in contributing to making Meridian Township a welcoming, family-friendly community. Meridian Township is a large Township comprising several departments and divisions that have very similar functions to most cities. We strive to serve the community with our core mission and vision statements in mind.

Mission: Providing a safe and welcoming, sustainable, prime community.

Each department page provides an overview of the services provided by the department, staff directory, necessary documents, forms and quick links. Below is the township staff directory which can be searched by last name, departments and/or divisions within departments.  

Buck, Chris

Chris Buck
  • Departments:Economic Development
  • Divisions:Department Director, Economic Development
  • Title:Economic Development Director
  • Phone:517.853.4568
  • Fax:517.853.4095
  • Email:

Chris Buck is the Economic Development Director for Meridian Township.  Chris spent most of his adult life climbing the corporate ladder, relocating around the country and travelling the world. He landed in mid-Michigan in 2008 after long stretches in Seattle and Philadelphia and felt the Lansing region lacked vibrancy and fun. After a long and successful career, Chris unplugged from Corporate America in 2013. He launched a small business consulting firm and began advocating for mid-Michigan vibrancy efforts. The Economic Development sub culture of mid-Michigan impressed Chris and he began to search for opportunities to contribute more directly. Chris became the first Economic Development Director for Meridian Township in October 2017, where he has lived since arriving in Michigan. 

Chris enjoys connecting developers with land owners, learning about talent attraction and retention, and building a place everyone can enjoy living in. Chris and his wife and two sons can be found exploring Michigan’s cool towns, locally owned shops, restaurants and breweries. The Buck family also enjoys spending time at their cottage north of Kalamazoo.

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